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If you've lost your teeth, whether due to injury, tooth decay or gum disease, you surely understand that something is never truly appreciated until it is gone.  The good news is that your dentist provides options to replace them.  Dentures can help restore the day-to-day functionality in necessary habits such as eating and speaking, as well as help restore your confidence by improving your appearance and smile.
Making a denture is a process that usually takes about 6-12 weeks; however, this can vary from one patient to another. It also depends on the type of denture and the technique used to make the denture.
  1. First, the dentist will take an accurate impression of the upper and lower arches of your mouth. This impression is then sent to the dental laboratory.
  2. At the next visit, the dentist will record the relationship of the arches that best resembles your original bite, and will help you select the shape and color of the denture teeth and gums. To make a more natural denture, the dentist will help you choose the shade that best matches your mouth.
  3. In the subsequent visits, the dentist will adjust your bite, test your speech and check the appearance and functionality of the denture teeth and gums. After a satisfactory fit and appearance is achieved, the denture is then sent back to the laboratory for fabrication.

Denture Complications

While every effort is made to make a quality functional denture, please keep in mind that there is no such thing as a perfect denture. After you have received your denture, it may require a few adjustment visits and some time for you and your new denture to adapt to one another. The most important point to remember is that adjusting to your new dentures is a process; it sometimes takes a little time to get used to. A new denture can also alter your eating and speaking habits so it may require a bit of practicing before you get comfortable. Finally, it is important to remember that due to differences in the shapes of the jaws and the strong muscle movement of the tongue and cheek, a lower denture may be harder to keep in the mouth than an upper denture. 

Also available at our office: immediate and partial dentures.  Furthermore, implants can be used to provide proper support for your dentures.  Contact the office for more information on these options or to set up a consultation.