The custom-designed dentures available to modern dental patients look remarkably lifelike and are much more comfortable than dentures worn by our grandparents. Getting a custom-crafted denture can help to restore a beautiful smile following tooth loss due to disease or injury.
Types of Custom Dentures
Different types of dentures can be used to fill in the space left behind by a single missing tooth, a stretch of absent teeth or an entire arch or mouthful left empty by tooth loss.
A partial denture can be used to replace a small number of teeth, while edentulous patients (those without any teeth on the upper or lower arch) will need standard dentures.
When you choose custom dentures, our dentist will gather a variety of data on your smile’s unique structure. The patient has significant input into characteristics such as the shade and shape of the teeth. By participating in the plan to design your appliance, you have the opportunity to get a denture that mimics your natural teeth–or even improves on them, if that’s your desire!
Dentures that are designed to fit the specific contour of your jaw will also fit better and feel more comfortable. As a result, patients are more likely to wear them and gain all of the benefits that dentures have to offer.
The treatment timeline may differ depending on the type of device you are getting. If the teeth have not yet been extracted, the patient may need to heal for a few weeks before getting the denture. Other patients may be eligible to receive an immediate temporary denture while waiting for the permanent appliance to be crafted.
You should also check with us on recommended care for your appliance so that you can get the maximum lifespan from it. This is an essential part of maintaining your smile moving forward.
It’s possible to restore a beautiful smile following tooth loss. Contact Dr. Corcoran’s skilled dental team today to learn more about custom dentures. They may be a perfect fit!