Custom dentures can effectively replace missing or damaged teeth throughout the mouth, restoring a patient's ability to smile, speak and eat without difficulty or worry. Unlike dentures produced in the past, which were often uncomfortable or prone to slippage, custom dentures are specifically crafted with the individual patient's needs in mind.
Types of Dentures
There are three types of dentures:
- Full dentures
- Fixed partial dentures
- Removable partial dentures
Regardless of the type, dentures are precisely fitted to replace the missing teeth in a patient's mouth for improved comfort and functionality.
Creating Custom Dentures
Custom dentures are created over the course of several appointments. During these visits, impressions of the patient's mouth will be taken and the prosthetic will be produced and fitted into the mouth using dental implants, cement or other techniques. Most patients can receive their dentures after a series of 3 to 5 appointments spaced a few weeks apart.
- Medline Plus
- National Institutes of Health
- National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- U.S. National Library of Medicine