Dentures: What You Need to Know

Dentures: What You Need to Know

If you’ve lost many or all of your natural teeth–whether from gum disease, tooth decay, or injury–replacing missing teeth can benefit your appearance and your health. One of our dental services at Crabtree Valley Dental is providing dentures for our patients. Learn more about dentures below.


What are dentures?


Dentures are removable appliances designed to replace your missing teeth and improve your quality of life, your health, and your smile. 


What are dentures made of?


Full dentures are typically plastic. The colored plastic base replicates gums, and the full set of teeth are usually made of plastic or porcelain. Full dentures are created to sit on your gums perfectly. Sometimes, they can be attached to dental implants as well. Learn more about dental implants here.


What are the benefits of dentures? 


There are several reasons people decide to get dentures:

    • Dentures help with eating. Dentures help patients to eat foods they wouldn’t otherwise be able to eat without teeth.
    • Dentures can improve your speech. Support from dentures makes it easier to speak better than you could without teeth.
    • Many like the appearance of them. When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, often making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. They may even improve the look of your smile!


  • They’re lightweight and convenient. Dentures are easy to remove and care for, and the new lightweight design feels comfortable and natural in your mouth.



Dentures are a great solution for those missing teeth for any reason. If you or a family member are interested in learning more about how dentures can help improve your day-to-day life, schedule your FREE denture consultation today.