Dentures are prosthetic teeth and gums that take the place of natural teeth and gums. They’re typically made of a combination of acrylic and metal components and are designed to look and function just like natural teeth. They’re usually removable and can be taken out and put back in as needed.
Dentures work by taking the place of missing teeth and providing the same function as natural teeth. They’re designed to fit securely in the mouth and provide a natural-looking smile. Dentures also help keep the remaining teeth in place and provide more support for the lips and cheeks.
The process for getting dentures typically starts with a consultation with one of our dentists, who will assess your teeth and mouth, determine the best type and fit of dentures, and give their recommendations. After the consultation, the dentist will take impressions or scans of your mouth and send them to a dental lab to be made. This can sometimes take a couple of appointments to ensure they feel and fit right in your mouth. Once all steps are completed, you will have a fitting appointment to make sure the dentures fit properly and necessary adjustments, if required, can be made
The lifespan of dentures varies depending on the type of dentures and how well they’re taken care of. Generally, dentures should last an average of 8 years before needing to be replaced. With proper care and regular check-ups, dentures can last even longer.