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DENTURES

Here for you through all progressions in your life.

  Dentures act as a replacement for natural teeth and provide support. Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated in two distinctive ways: conventionally and immediately.

 

  • A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the surrounding tissues have healed.

  • An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.

  • An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).

  • A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.

 

  The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain, or a combination thereof. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth and a denture can even be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.

  

  Part of your denture care involves caring for the whole mouth, including your gums. It's important to take them out at night to give your gum tissue a break from the pressure of wearing the denture all day. Also, a soft toothbrush should be used twice-daily to brush your

dentures, tongue, and gums. Brushing removes plaque and stimulates circulation, which helps keep the gums healthy.

 

  It may take a little bit of time for you to get familiar with your new dentures. There will be a transition of learning how to eat and speak with your new dentures. This is to be expected. Over time they will start to feel like your natural teeth.