A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth, and provides support for the cheeks and lips.
Most Dentures Are Made Of Acrylic And Can Be Fabricated Two Different Ways
A traditional denture is made once all your natural teeth have been extracted and your gums have fully healed.
An immediate denture is made prior to your teeth being extracted and is ready to be inserted as soon as all your unhealthy teeth have been removed.
An upper denture has a flesh-colored acrylic that covers the roof of your mouth.
A lower denture can be described as being horseshoe-shaped, that way there’s room left for your tongue.
The teeth are made from one of these materials (or a combination of): Plastic and porcelain. Your dentures can be made to fit over endodontically treated teeth or be made to attach to dental implants, that way your denture has a secure fit.
Over time, your dentures will need to rather be replaced or relined to keep the proper jaw alignment. As your bone and gum ridges shrink and recede due to tooth loss, this is when the alignment will gradually change. Even if you don’t have teeth and wear dentures, routine dental exams are still necessary so that we can check to see if there’s any change or disease in your oral tissue.
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