Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They don’t only enhance the appearance of one’s teeth, but also maintain the structure of the mouth by supporting the structures around the cheeks and lips. Dentures are custom-designed to fit each patient’s mouth and are visually matched to one’s naturally existing teeth. More modern dentures are made of hard resin, while in the past they were made of porcelain or plastic. However, the material used for dentures is more fragile than natural teeth and get worn down over the years. Thus, patients with dentures will need a new set of dentures every five years. There are two types of dentures: partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used for patients who still have some natural teeth remaining in the mouth, while complete dentures are used for patients whose natural teeth are all missing.
At Epic Dental, we offer complete, partial, and immediate dentures. In addition, we also offer implant dentures, urgent dentures, and relines and repairs.
In some situations, you may need an urgent denture on an emergency basis due to social or professional reasons. During such circumstances, Dr. Chedella at Epic Dental can create these dentures on the same day or in two days to restore the aesthetics and function of your smile. Please contact Epic Dental in St. John's at 709 754 4895 to see if you are a candidate for this type of denture service. We are also accepting new patients!
If the base material of the denture becomes worn, you should visit your dentist to get your dentures rebased. During this procedure, the acrylic denture base will be replaced without replacing the denture teeth.
Contact our dental office in St. John's to learn more about this procedure and if you have any concerns.