A denture is the replacement of all the teeth on either the upper arch, lower arch, or both. A denture can replace lost bone and gum tissue contours, thereby supporting areas of the face or jawbone that may have a caved-in appearance. Implants are occasionally used as support for dentures when indicated.
How are dentures made?
Full arch impressions are taken at the first appointment. The denture is a custom-made at a laboratory and it is constructed out of wax and denture teeth. A few visits are necessary during which the denture is tried in and altered for speech, bite and cosmetics. Once you are satisfied with the appearance and function of the denture, it is sent back to the laboratory for final completion in acrylic. The result is an amazing smile.