If you have lost some or all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, dentures can replace your missing teeth and bring back your smile.
Replacing missing teeth will improve your appearance and health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. Dentures will enable you to eat and speak better.
Making dentures require approximately three to five dental visits, depending on the type of denture selected. During the first appointment, your dentist will make measurements and models of your jaws. In the second visit, your dentist will calibrate the bite, and determine the fit and aesthetics of the denture, after which you will return for a third visit where your dentist will note the final preferences to the denture. After all necessary amendments and adjustments, the denture is ready for collection on the fourth visit.
Do note that even with dentures, you must still take good care of your oral hygiene. Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque. All dentures should also be removed and cleaned with a brush before retiring for the night.