What are Dentures?
Restoring the look, function, and feel of your smile.
With the use of modern technology, dentures are now made that look very much like real teeth. Of course, the natural-looking dentures mean that you can smile with confidence!
Not only do dentures replace missing teeth, but they provide support to the remaining natural teeth in order to keep them from shifting out of place. If the partial denture replaces teeth in the upper jaw, the base is typically flesh colored and will cover the roof of the mouth. If the teeth to be replaced are in the lower jaw, the plastic base will be horseshoe-shaped in order to provide comfortable room for the tongue.
It is not uncommon for patients with a complete set of dentures to need a replacement about every 15 years to deal with wear and realignment. In addition, dentures are not able to protect the actual jawbone, so the bones will slowly dissolve anywhere that there are not still original teeth. This will gradually affect jaw alignment. This will also make it necessary for the patient to have occasional check ups to monitor the development of these issues.
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