A denture is an appliance that is inserted into the mouth, that replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.
Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways.
- A complete denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
- You may benefit from an immediate denture, which is inserted soon after the teeth are extracted, and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
- An upper denture is made from acrylic, is colored to resemble your gums, and covers the palate, or the roof of the mouth.
- A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe and has room for the tongue.
The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination thereof. Dentures in Haledon and Caldwell, New Jersey, can be fabricated to fit over teeth that have had endodontic treatment. A complete denture can also be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit.
Over time, dentures will wear out and will need to be replaced or relined. The shape of your mouth will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink, due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change. We invite you to call Haledon 973-790-4494 Caldwell 862-702-3797 and renew your smile’s appearance and function with care from Dr. Lembo at Belmont Dental Associates.