What is a Denture?

For patients who are missing multiple teeth, a denture may be a viable option.

A denture is an acrylic appliance that relies on surrounding teeth and soft tissues for retention and resistance. One denture can replace one, few or all teeth at the same time and is usually a most cost effective way of replacing teeth.

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Denture Procedure

Dentures are fabricated over several appointments. Multiple impressions of different kinds are taken at different appointments. Many patients are very happy with their dentures. However some patients can never get used to them.

Some disadvantage of dentures:

  • Gum irritation
  • Dentures are lose
  • Dentures are unstable
  • Acrylic teeth discolor and wear down
  • Bone loss

Nowadays patients are looking for new ways of replacing their teeth: bridges and implants.