A complete denture is an oral appliance that replaces your natural teeth, providing you with a replacement chewing surface as well as support to your cheeks and lips. In recent years, new technological developments have allowed us to increase your comfort with a better fit and make your smile more beautiful with natural-looking dentures. Typically, the teeth are made of plastic, porcelain, or a combination of the two, supported by a flesh-toned acrylic base, which holds the denture in place.
There are several applications for dentures that vary depending on your needs. You may need to replace the upper teeth, lower teeth, or both. You may create dentures to fit over your naturally healed gums, endodontically treated teeth, or dental implants. Your case is individual and Drs. Luczynski or McDonald will decide with you what the best course of action is for your health and lifestyle.
Dentures will need to be replaced over time due to wear and the natural recession of gum tissue and bone. It will be important to make these replacements and continue to see Drs. Luczynski or McDonald regularly to ensure that your bite and jaw alignment stay normal.
Do you have questions about your denture options?