Dentures, often also called “false teeth”, are dental prosthetics used to replace missing teeth and allow you to chew and speak without hindrance.
Although there are limits to what dentures can do, they are much less expensive than alternatives such as dental implants or dental bridges.
Dentures can be made to replace one or more missing teeth and are custom-fitted to your mouth. The process can take up to several weeks to complete.
During the first appointment, the dentist will take molds of your teeth and also register how your top teeth bite together with your bottom. The molds are sent to the lab where they prepare a mock-up of your denture. There could be several try-on appointments of the mock up to get the fit of the denture as well as the colour and shape of the teeth to look as natural as possible. Once this is complete, the denture is finished at the lab and returned to our office for the final insert.
It may take a few adjustments to the denture after insertion to get it just right and feeling comfortable.
It is important to know that once you have a denture, you should have it checked by your dentist yearly for strength and durability, in addition to checking the health of your gums underneath. Your dentures could last a long time, as long as there have been no significant changes to your mouth.
For more information on dentures, please contact our office or click the link below to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.