If you are looking for an effective artificial replacement for your natural teeth and gums, dentures might be the right solution for you! Eagle Ridge Dental Center is pleased to offer partial or full dentures.
Also known as false teeth, they are dental appliances made up of prosthetic teeth worn by those who have lost their natural teeth due to injury or illness. Constructed to replace missing teeth and to provide support for the cheeks and lips, dentures are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissue of the oral cavity. They may be removable or dental implant supported, full or partial, and they can replace teeth on the upper maxillary arch or the lower mandibular arch.
Most dentures at Nuera Dental Center are made of acrylic and can be fabricated in 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. An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh-coloured, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).
A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.
The prosthetic teeth are made of plastic, porcelain, or a combination of both. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically-treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.
Over the normal course of time, dentures will wear and need to be replaced or realigned in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.