What are dentures?
Dentures are a removable full or partial
set of artificial teeth.
Who benefits from having
A wide variety of people benefit from
dentures. If all of the upper or lower
teeth are missing or need to be replaced
a complete or full denture is made. If
several of the upper or lower teeth are
lost a partial denture can be made.
How are dentures made?
It generally requires several appointments over a few weeks to
complete the denture process. On the first visit impressions are
made of your teeth or gums and measurements are taken to ensure
a proper fit and natural look of your dentures. During subsequent
visits you will have trial sessions where Dr. Lockwood will re-check
and adjust the shape, and appearance of the dentures. On your
final visit the dentures will be placed and checked again to ensure
a proper fit and appearance.
Longevity and Maintenance
Dr. Lockwood will provide you with specific instructions on how
to care for your dentures. Dentures will last many years, but
eventually they will have to be readjusted, repaired, and remade
due to wear and changes in your mouth as you age.