Modern advances in dental technology make it possible to completely restore your smile, whether you have lost one or many teeth. At Oradental, we create complete dentures and partial dentures that are affordable and provide a higher level of comfort and functionality for the patient. A denture is an appliance that serves as a replacement for your natural teeth and gums. An upper denture has acrylic, usually pink or tissue-colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth). A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue. At Oradental, we are true artists in selecting the perfect size, shape and color of your artificial teeth in order to give you the smile you deserve.

 

TYPES OF DENTURES

Partial Denture: removable denture that replaces a tooth or several teeth and is attached to an acrylic gum-colored base. A partial denture is normally secured with clasps or brackets to fit around your existing teeth.

 

Complete Denture: fully removable denture when you have lost all of your teeth and is attached to an acrylic gum-colored base. Dentures can be closed or open palate and may require denture adhesive to hold them in place. The process may involve a period of healing if teeth have been extracted. During that time, you will have immediate dentures fabricated while the tissues heal to prepare you for a more permanent replacement.

Immediate Denture: fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and allows the tissues to heal under the denture. While immediate dentures offer the benefit of never having to be without teeth, they must be relined several months after being inserted due to the fact that the bone and soft tissues supporting the teeth reshape as they heal and cause the denture to become loose.

 

Implant Supported Dentures and Partials: attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance. If you prefer a secure full or partial denture and do not want to constantly deal with clips or adhesives, implant-supported dentures are the perfect solution. Small titanium posts (implants) are securely anchored to your bone which holds your dentures in place.

 

DENTURE CARE

Dentures over a normal course of time will need to be relined, remade, or rebased in order to keep the jaw alignment in position and maintain a good fit.  As you age, your mouth naturally changes. The alignment of the teeth can change because the bone and gum ridges recede (or shrink) due to the extraction of the teeth and loss of bone. Annual check-ups are very important for the denture wearer in order to assess the oral tissues for disease or change.