When natural teeth, gums and tissues need replaced, dentures come into the picture. Not only can dentures help boost the confidence of the wearer, but practically speaking, dentures also help with basic skills like talking and eating. Though pricey, depending on the circumstances, most dental insurance providers will cover at least half of the cost of the procedure and apparatus.

Dentures have come a long way in the last few years. Maybe some of us envision the traditional denture our grandparents wore, sliding it out on the dinner table napkin, entertaining (or scaring) the grandchildren with their gummy smiles. But these days, fortunately, dentures can be removable or fixed, depending on the need and preference of each individual. Options range from full dentures, a complete replacement of all teeth, to partial dentures (fixed or removable), to implant dentures, to standard dentures that can be ordered online for immediate needs.

Should you need dentures, at any point in your life, here’s what you can expect: first, a mold of your teeth and bite will be made, usually into a wax like substance. Then, in a specialized lab, a professional will attach false teeth and whittle the wax to mimic your natural gums and mouth. Next, a material like resin is used to replace the wax, because it will provide greater hardiness over time. Once the resin is fully cured, a last polish and cleaning will take place before the dentures are ready for their final fitting.

Thank goodness for modern advancement in the dental world! If you suspect dentures are in your future, feel free to set up an appointment to ask questions and consult the dentist. We would be happy to assist you in the process and find the option, financially and practically, that best fits your needs.