|Complete dentures are an option for prosthetic tooth replacement of all of the natural teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw. Complete dentures are uniquely designed to fit the soft (gum) tissue of the mouth that covers the bony ridge. The process requires several different procedures to make sure that your denture will fit the shape of your mouth, and provide the necessary support for your face. The design of the complete denture and position of the teeth will be customized to restore good speech and appearance. Dr. Benting encourages patient participation in the customization of the dentures to ensure the end result meets each patient’s expectations.
With the passing of time, the gums and bone supporting the denture will shrink causing the denture to become loose. Periodic visits to your prosthodontist are necessary to maintain the correct fit of your denture. Additional procedures may be required to ensure the best possible fit of your removable denture. It is also important to check the overall health of your mouth to obtain optimal, long-lasting results from your treatment.