Creating New Smiles with Dentures
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. They are often used to fill in gaps, and in some cases, replace all the teeth. The base of most dentures is created from acrylic resin and the teeth are usually made from porcelain. Porcelain is a durable, long-lasting, stain-resistant material. Dentures are typically more affordable options for creating new smiles.
Whether a full set made for the upper and lower jaws or partials meant to fill in gaps, dentures are custom-made to fit the contours of your mouth. Your dentist will make precise measurements, and then apply a molding material. All the data and materials are sent to a dental lab, where your dentures are crafted by specialists.
Caring for your dentures is simple. Brush your dentures every night to remove food deposits and plaque. Then put them in a soaking solution. Dentures need to be kept moist so that they retain their shape. Don’t forget to brush your gums and palate! Keeping your mouth free of plaque is important to maintain good oral health.