Complete Dentures
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Dentures are a common dental intervention for missing teeth or failing teeth and speech issues. A denture, or a complete denture, is an appliance inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth, and provides support for the cheeks and lips. Dentures require a short visit to get started and are an easy, non-invasive dental solution. Choose to smile again by working with Route 66 Smiles Family Dentistry and schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Tate and his team today.

What You Should Know
About Dentures

  • Dentures are made out of acrylic.
  • Before making a denture, Dr. Tate extracts the teeth and allows the gums to heal.
  • An upper denture has acrylic, usually skin-colored, covering the mouth’s roof or the palette.
  • A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.
  • The teeth of the denture consist of plastic, porcelain, or a combination of both.
  • Dentures can 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.
  • Dentures will wear and need replacement to maintain normal jaw alignment. 
  • The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. 
  • Routine dentist examinations are crucial for patients with dentures to check oral tissues for disease or change.

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