Dentures are a restoration option for people who have had all of their natural teeth removed. Dentures will provide the wearer with increased speaking and chewing function, and the confidence that a beautiful smile can bring. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one's natural teeth, today's dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
With full dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic base fits over the gums. Artificial teeth are mounted on the acrylic base, and these teeth will provide the wearer with the same benefits of natural teeth. The base of the upper denture will cover the roof of the mouth and the lower denture has a curved, U-shape so as not to inhibit the function of the tongue.
Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory based on molds taken of the teeth. There are a couple types of full dentures available and your dentist should be able to help you make the decision about which option is best for you.
There are two main types of full dentures: full and partial. Your dentist will help you choose the type of denture that's best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.
Just as it’s important to care for your natural teeth, it’s important to care for your denture. Below are a few tips to best care for your denture:
Dentures will always take some time to get used to and you’ll need to adjust your schedule in order to care for them properly. However, they are more natural looking and comfortable than ever, which can improve your self-image and your life!
If you have a dental emergency please call Dr. Chatterley at 303-791-6700. If you have a medical emergency please dial 911.
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