How Are Dentures Made?

Dentures are detachable sets of artificial teeth that fill empty spaces in your smile. High-quality dentures look like natural teeth, and they attach to a gum-colored, acrylic base that sits directly over your gum tissue. They’re held in place with denture adhesive, metal fasteners, or implants for extra stability.

When you need dentures, our experts at Hometown Family Dental Centers can restore your smile — no matter your age or oral health situation. We work with the best dental technicians and superior dental labs to create your customized dentures to replace missing teeth.

What are dentures?

Dentures maintain your bite’s natural function and aesthetics if several or all of your teeth are missing. The prosthesis ensures your chewing and speaking ability isn’t affected by tooth loss and can also restore a beautiful smile. Removable dentures — partial or full — complement existing teeth or replace all teeth.

Partial dentures

A partial denture is a set of prosthetic teeth that replaces several missing teeth. It’s fixed to your remaining teeth with brackets. The artificial teeth sit on a prosthetic base, usually made of metal and acrylic, and metal clasps connect to your teeth and stabilize the partial denture, helping to distribute the force applied to your natural teeth when biting and chewing.

Full dentures

A full denture replaces a complete set of teeth on your upper or lower jaw. It also consists of an acrylic base with attached artificial teeth and may contain metal elements for reinforcement. The prosthesis adheres to your gums using denture adhesives.

Benefits of dentures

Today’s dentures offer many advantages, such as:

Dentures also improve your facial profile. When your jawbone no longer supports a complete set of teeth, it begins to atrophy, and you might notice drooping or a loss of facial volume when this happens. Dentures help support your facial muscles so you avoid a sunken look around your mouth.

The process of making dentures

Dentures are manufactured in close cooperation between Hometown Family Dental Centers and an outside dental lab. The process begins in our office when our specialists take detailed impressions of your teeth and gums. 

We send your dental impressions and information about the shade of your teeth and gums to the dental lab experts who specialize in the dentures’ functional and aesthetic design. They only use high-quality certified materials, which guarantees the highest possible accuracy of fit and look for your dentures.

Once your dentures are ready — in about two weeks — you come back to see us for a sizing and fitting appointment. We make sure your new dentures are comfortable. If necessary, we can make minor adjustments to ensure a proper fit.

When you’re ready to get dentures, visit Hometown Family Dental Centers in Raeford, Vass, or Fayetteville, North Carolina. Call the office that’s convenient to you, or use this secure online form to request an appointment.

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