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Dentures

A denture is a removable dental appliance and a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue.  They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.

"Immediate dentures" are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process.  Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments often have to be made.

Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.

We make replacements for existing dentures that have worn out and are no longer adequate aesthetically or functionally. We can often repair and realign your denture wile you wait.  

Reasons for dentures:

  • Complete Denture - Loss of all teeth in an arch
  • Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
  • Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.

 What does getting dentures involve?

The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over a period of several weeks.  Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture.  A “try-in” appointment may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit.  At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, contributing to a natural and comfortable fit.

It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing challenges initially; however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get accustomed to the new dentures.

You will be given care instructions for your new dentures.  Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.