Restore your natural teeth for a lifetime of use
There are two different types of dentures: full dentures and partial dentures.
full dentures are the most common and can replace all teeth in either the upper or lower arch. The upper denture has a pink base that covers the roof of the mouth, creating suction for stability, while the lower denture is U-shaped to fit along the bottom ridge. Despite concerns about their appearance, modern denture design ensures a natural look. Additionally, dentures help restore facial shape and enhance smiles by compensating for lost teeth support.
For those with missing teeth, partial dentures offer a solution by using durable materials resembling gum tissue and teeth. These dentures incorporate a metal framework to attach to remaining natural teeth, securing them in place.
How they work
When it comes time to fit your denture, the denture creation process will follow 5 easy steps:
Our first goal is to evaluate your existing situation, your tooth structure, and overall condition of your teeth and gums. We will then recommend whether more teeth need to be removed and if any additional work will be needed to ensure your dentures have the perfect fit.
We will then refer you to a qualified denturist who will take a series of impressions of your jaw as well as measurements of how your jaws relate to one another and the space between them.
The denturist will then create a waxed model denture in the exact shape and position of your new proposed dentures. This will allow you to try the models and to make sure they fit right. Additionally, the model dentures will show you the color and shape of your replacement teeth to ensure your satisfaction with the appearance of your new smile.
After the fit, shape, and color of the dentures have been confirmed, the final dentures will be crafted by the denturist.
Once the full denture has been created, your denturist will make sure it fits properly and continue to make any adjustments needed. It’s important to keep in mind that adjustments may be needed from time to time as your mouth adjusts to the new denture. If your mouth gets sore, don’t wait for it to get worse, contact us immediately so we can help you feel relief as soon as possible.