When you are missing all of your upper or lower teeth, dentures are an effective way of restoring your smile. A denture is a prosthetic dental appliance that you put in and take out each day. They are easy to care for and made to last for a decade or longer.

Types of Dentures

Conventional dentures are placed in your mouth once your soft tissues have healed from tooth extractions. This type of denture is fully removable and consists of a plastic, natural-looking plate that rests on your palate that’s ringed by a metal wire. The artificial teeth are connected to the wire. You might also consider an overdenture, which may be an option if you still have two or more of your natural teeth on either your upper or lower jaw. 

How Dentures Are Made

Your dentist will take X-rays and impressions of your mouth, and the images and impressions are sent to a dental laboratory. At the dental lab, your dentures will be constructed of durable materials. The artificial tooth crowns attached to the denture are made to look like natural teeth. They are tooth-colored and sized to fit just right on your jaws.

What to Expect After Getting Dentures

Well-made dentures are easy to use. You will be able to return to eating your favorite foods, including fresh fruits. Some denture wearers prefer to use an adhesive on the lower denture for added security. You will need to clean your dentures daily to maintain their natural color and remove food particles. Your daily dental hygiene routine will also include brushing your gums, cheeks, and tongue.

At Advanced Dental Specialists, we’re experts in all types of dentures. We can restore your smile so that you can feel confident again.