For anyone that is missing teeth, dentures are a viable, removable option. A patient may receive full dentures or partial dentures depending on their individual case. Our dentists will help identify the best option for your condition using a comprehensive examination.
Partial dentures are an option when patients have one or more remaining teeth. Partial dentures fill in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevent other teeth from changing position.
Full dentures are natural-looking false teeth used when all the teeth have been removed. A full upper denture is composed of a plate that covers the roof of your mouth, while a full lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe and snugly rests on your gum and bone tissues. Due to the natural healing process of your gum tissue combined and the time it takes to manufacture custom dentures in the lab, one can typically expect to wait 8-12 weeks for a set of full dentures.
Your dentures may feel strange in your mouth the first time you wear them. Your mouth will get used to this over time and eating and speaking with your dentures will begin to feel more like your natural teeth. A denture adhesive may be utilized in order to enhance the stability and security of dentures.