What are Dentures?
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. While it takes a bit of time to get used to dentures, and while they will never feel the same as natural teeth, they are more natural looking and more comfortable then they’ve been in the past. The two types of dentures are full dentures and partial dentures. The best type of denture for you is based on the cost as well as whether some of your teeth are to replaced or all of them will be.
How do Dentures Work?
Full dentures use a flesh-colored acrylic base fitting over your gums. The upper denture covers the roof of your mouth (the palate), and the lower denture uses a horseshoe shape to accommodate your tongue. Using impressions taken of your mouth, custom made dentures are crafted in a dental laboratory. We will determine which of the following denture options is right for you right from our Gilbert dentist office.
Immediate Full Denture
After your dentist makes models of your jaw and takes measurements in a prior visit, an immediate full denture is inserted. Immediate dentures give you a tooth solution, however, they must be realigned after several months. As the bone supporting the teeth heals, the denture may become loose without realignment.