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Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue.  They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.


A candidate for full dentures has lost all or most of their teeth, while partial dentures are great for anyone who still has some teeth remaining. You can have a denture for your upper or lower jaw, or both. A partial denture will prevent any remaining natural teeth from shifting position, causing malocclusion or change in bite. Both full and partial dentures improve the ability to chew, speak, and grin with confidence. They also provide support for the facial muscles, drastically improving the appearance of the face and smile.


For maximum health and function, implant-supported dentures are the best solution. An implant-supported denture is a denture that is held into place using dental implants.  An implant-supported denture has special attachments that allow them to be attached securely to the implant, so there’s no slipping, discomfort, or need for special adhesives. Patients who have made the switch from traditional dentures to implant-supported dentures also notice improvement in speech and the ability to feel temperature and texture better while eating.


Dentures are very durable appliances and will

last many years, but may have to be remade,

repaired, or relined due to normal wear. 


Reasons for dentures:


  • Complete Denture - Loss of all teeth

          In an arch.

  • Partial Denture - Loss of several teeth

          in an arch.

  • Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
  • Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.


What does getting dentures involve?

The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks.  Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture.  Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit.  At the final appointment, the denture will be precisely adjusted ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.


Initially, it is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness,
and possible speech and chewing difficulty and may require further
adjustments.  However this will usually subside as your muscles and

tissues get used to the new dentures.