Dentures are a removable dental appliance used to replace a full arch of missing teeth, restoring your smile and the ability to speak and chew. They consist of artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored base, which is custom-designed to fit comfortably and securely over your gums.

Indications for dentures include:

  1. Replacement of all teeth in a dental arch
  2. Improvement of chewing, speaking, and overall oral function compared to no teeth
  3. Restoration of facial structure and appearance

At Trident Smile Studio, Dr. Triplett will work closely with you to design a denture that is both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. The process involves taking accurate impressions of your mouth and collaborating with a dental laboratory to create a high-quality, custom-made denture. It is important to note that even the best dentures will have greatly reduced chewing function when compared to natural teeth, and that there is a large learning curve associated with wearing dentures. For the best results and greatly improved fit and function, dentures can be used in conjunction with dental implants, allowing them to have greater retention or be fixed in place (made non-removable).