A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.

Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways.

  • A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
  • An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
  • Mini Implants can be used to prevent movement of the dentures.

dentures that snap or screw in

Please ask for our advice if you are interested in any alternatives, such as those shown in the above picture.  Dentures are often difficult to keep in place and the chewing efficiency is approximately 20% of natural teeth.  Visit our Dental Implant Presentation to learn more about dental implants and also visit our Implant Smile Gallery  to view our satisfied patients.