If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. You’ll be able to eat and speak—things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
There are various types of complete dentures. A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient’s mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed which may take several months. An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. The dentist takes measurements and makes models of the patient’s jaws during a preliminary visit. With immediate dentures, the denture wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
Gosport Dental is proud to have an in-house laboratory that makes dentures right in the office. Technician Terri Irwin has worked with Dr. Heck since 1982. Using the latest in technology, Terri is able to fashion custom made dental work in our in-house lab, ensuring the highest quality dentures with the best fit. Performing the work in our own lab considerably reduces the time it takes to create your new dentures. We also offer same day relines and repairs.