When all of your upper and lower teeth are missing, we may recommend a full denture for replacing them. Dentures can be a good way to help you eat more easily, speak clearly, and have a natural-looking smile.
What Are Dentures
Dentures or ‘false teeth’ are used to replace missing teeth. This equally applies to people who are missing a few teeth as well as those who have lost all of their teeth. They look and behave in the same way as your natural teeth and have proved to be a popular alternative to missing teeth.
Diagnosis And Treatment
To determine if dentures are right for you, we perform a thorough exam of your gums and any remaining teeth. The exam typically includes x-rays to check the health of your jawbone. We also take impressions to create an accurate model of your mouth. The best positions of the center line and lip line are recorded, so the denture teeth can be placed attractively. We will work with you to select the best color and shape for your new teeth. There are several types of full dentures, so we will talk with you about the best type for your situation.
Benefits Of Dentures
Dentures replace missing teeth, and this provides many benefits, including easier eating and clearer speech. Dentures help your jaws work in their correct and most comfortable position; so dentures can promote the proper functioning of the jaw joints and muscles. In addition, dentures provide support for lips and cheeks, giving you a more youthful appearance.