A denture, also known as a dental prosthesis, is an artificial replacement of at least one tooth (called partial dentures), but can be up to all of the teeth (full dentures) of either one or both jaws.
Dentures are typically held to the gums, where the teeth have been removed, by an adhesive strip that creates a temporary bond so as to provide the patient with the appearance of natural teeth. This also provides them with the functionality of real teeth allowing the patient to chew and speak effectively.
Yes, dentures can be made in one visit with low-cost materials. We find that many of our patients are seeking out a replacement set for these hastily made dentures. The savings of a cheap denture are offset when you must have another set made.
We want a to make you a high-quality denture that functions in your mouth and not in a drawer. We also fabricate dentures with a mindset that the patient may choose to support the prosthesis with implant fixation in the future.
Dr. Cotham’s denture fabrication process includes the opportunity to see how it will look in your mouth similar to the Smile Design process. We want to make sure you are extremely happy with your new smile before we deliver the final product: High-quality dentures that look like natural teeth, are comfortable, and that last.
For more information about dentures and how they can restore your smile, call us today at (417) 781-6322.