Dentures replace your missing teeth with a removable prosthetic device that looks and feels similar to your natural teeth. There are a few types of dentures, but all involve artificial teeth attached to an acrylic or flexible-type base. That base fits over your gums, holding the artificial teeth in place and restoring your ability to properly eat and speak.
There are a few types of dentures designed to accommodate different dental needs. Some dentures that Sunrise Dental offers include:
Temporary (also called “flipper”) dentures are a device that temporarily fills in the gap created by missing or extracted teeth until you receive a new bridge or implant. This type of denture allows your gums to heal without leaving an unsightly gap while you wait for your permanent prosthetic device.
Full dentures replace all of the teeth in either one or both of your dental arches. Full dentures are used when you no longer have any natural teeth left or are planning on getting extractions to remove your remaining natural teeth. They’re typically held in place with adhesive or a suction mechanism.
Partial dentures replace some teeth when you still have natural teeth you’d like to keep. There are a few ways they can attach to your mouth, such as with metal clips that secure to your natural teeth or with a special base that’s been designed to have holes where you still have teeth. Partial dentures allow your artificial teeth and natural teeth to work together.
The Sunrise Dental team takes time to explain the type of denture that works best to improve your oral health and keep your smile looking vibrant.
There are several benefits to replacing your teeth with dentures. Dentures make it easier to properly chew and digest food, and they improve your ability to speak. Dentures also enhance your appearance by giving you a full smile again.
Your journey towards a restored smile with dentures begins with a consultation at Sunrise Dental. Your dentist examines your mouth and determines whether you should get full or partial dentures. If you need tooth extractions to make room for your dentures, they’ll discuss that process with you, too.
Once ready, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth. That impression is sent to a lab that designs your dentures so that they fit comfortably.
After you’ve received your dentures, you have occasional follow-up and maintenance visits with the team at Sunrise Dental to make sure that your dentures still fit comfortably and function well.
Schedule a visit with Sunrise Dental by calling the office or booking online, and get started with your dentures today.