For patients requiring replacement of all teeth in the upper and/or lower arch of the mouth, removable dentures are an excellent treatment option. They provide improved esthetics by replacing the missing teeth in the mouth, and improved overall function for eating and speech. Removable dentures are designed to be removable without the assistance of a dental professional.
The process of creating dentures requires a close collaboration between the dentist and a dental lab and begins with the dentist taking several impressions of your gums. It usually takes multiple incremental "try-in" fittings to ensure the best final fit of your denture. After a brief period of adjusting to the feel of the dentures in your mouth, they will begin to feel natural to you - making eating easier and your speech clearer.
When circumstances do not allow for a bridge or dental implants, and especially when there are multiple missing teeth in an arch, removable partial dentures are an excellent option to replace them. They provide improved esthetics by replacing the missing teeth, and improved overall function for eating and speech.
It will typically take multiple appointments to complete this process. Removable partial dentures are an appliance placed in the mouth containing replacement teeth typically mounted in a base made of a pink gum-colored resin formed over a metal frame.