Dentures 101: All You Need to Know

Dentures 101: All You Need to Know

What Are Dentures?

A denture is a removable dental appliance that is custom-made to fit your mouth. While they aren’t permanent, they are designed to stay in place when supported by surrounding soft tissues and muscles. Dentures can replace all your teeth or just some and can help to restore both your oral function and your smile.

What Types of Dentures Are There?

• Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth.

• Partial dentures are used to replace just one or a few missing teeth, filling in the empty space.

• Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be placed on the same day as extractions if necessary.

• Implant-supported dentures offer the most stable, secure, and natural-looking restoration.

How Are Dentures Made?

The denture process begins with the dentist taking an impression of your mouth. This impression will help our lab technicians create a model of your jaw and gums. Once your denture has been fabricated, the dentist will check the fit and comfort of the denture on your teeth.

After that, your denture will be placed in your mouth. The dentist will check the bite of the denture, which is how the teeth come together.
They will also check that your denture is functional and moves well with your tongue and cheeks.

What Are the Benefits of Dentures?

• Dentures are removable and can be taken out and put back into your mouth when desired.

• Dentures allow you to eat and speak normally.

• Dentures can be an affordable alternative to other, more expensive tooth replacement options.

• Dentures improve the speech of the patient. 

How Long Do Dentures Last?

Most dentures are crafted from acrylic resin, a flexible plastic material. The base portion is molded to fit securely over the gums, which can last for many years. The average set of dentures, however, lasts between five and seven years. When cared for properly, dentures can last a lifetime.

Contact Fear Free Dental in Portland, Oregon, for the best dental care. Call Dentist in Portland, OR at (503) 291-0000 or visit 4455 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd Suite 101 Portland, Oregon, 97225 to schedule an appointment.


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