Dentures

Dentures

Do you suffer from missing teeth and want a more attractive smile? Back Bay Family Dentistry provides dentures as a dental solution for missing teeth. Dentures can be made for either the top or bottom portion of your mouth. They can be full dentures or a partial, depending on what is necessary for your dental health situation.

What Are Dentures?

A denture is a dental appliance that is inserted in the mouth to replace the natural teeth someone has lost. It provides support for the cheeks and lips to provide a fuller looking face as well. The teeth in dentures are often made from a strong plastic, porcelain or a combination of the two.

A denture, or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips. Dentures can be secured using denture cream, fit over endodontically treated teeth, or be attached to dental implants (the most secure). Due to the loss of teeth, over time your bone and gum ridges will shrink; you may need your dentures adjusted or completely re-made in these situations.

How Can I Get Dentures in D’Iberville?

First, contact the Back Bay dental office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Parker or Dr. Miner. At your appointment, you will have a dental examination and we can discuss potential treatment options and which dentures may be best for you.

  • A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed. You may receive temporary dentures for appearance until your conventional denture is complete and healing has occurred.
  • An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and allow the gum tissues to heal under the denture.

How Are Upper & Lower Dentures Different?

An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).

  • A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed. You may receive temporary dentures for appearance until your conventional denture is complete and healing has occurred.
  • A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.

Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change. If you have missing teeth and would like to have a beautiful, full smile again, contact Back Bay Family Dentistry and schedule an appointment today!