Dentures from Kevin C. Lucky, DDS PLLC
Replacing Lost Teeth With Full or Partial Dentures
Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth and 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 natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
How Do Dentures Work?
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 accomodate your tongue.
Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth. Your dentist will determine which type of dentures described below is best for you.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
Replacing missing teeth will help to improve your appearance and smile. Without support from dentures, facial muscles sag making a person look older. What’s more, dentures will help you eat and speak more comfortably – things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
Differences Between Traditional & Implant-Supported Dentures
The main difference between dentures and ones that are supported by implants is the amount of security in how they are held in the mouth. Traditional dentures sit on top of the gum line. Over time, patients experience varying degrees of effectiveness and wear. Some feel discomfort or may choose not to use one.