They are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
With full dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (the roof of your mouth), while that of the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue.
Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth.
Benefits of dentures are the following:
- They replace the gums and teeth to provide you with a full smile.
- You can boost your self-confidence by replacing your teeth with a synthetic but beautiful smile.
- They improve your mouth’s function and enhance your ability to speak and chew properly.
- It provides support to your facial features, preventing side effects of missing teeth such as sagging cheeks