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Custom Dentures

Custom, hand-made dentures provide our patients with the most natural-looking and visually pleasing dentures to restore their smiles.

What Are Custom Dentures?

Dentures improve the quality of life, as well as oral and overall health, for patients missing all or most of their teeth. You can choose from two types of denture fabrication: custom, handmade dentures, or CAD/CAM digital dentures. The most natural-looking, esthetically pleasing option is custom dentures because they’re handmade with one-of-a-kind attributes for a unique appearance. Custom dentures are personalized to suit your preferences for the size, shape, and color of your new teeth.

What to Expect at Your Appointment

You’ll attend two or three appointments prior to receiving custom dentures.

First, the denturist will examine your mouth and teeth (or your existing dentures) to gauge your candidacy for custom dentures. Patients should have no oral cancer or gum disease prior to wearing dentures. Then the denturist will explain his exam findings and present treatment options and recommendations. During this consultation, share your vision for your new smile, including teeth size, shape, and shade of teeth you want.

Once you and the denturist have determined that custom dentures will work well for you, we’ll capture a digital scan of your mouth using laser technology. The images will be used in creating your precision-fit dentures. In our onsite dental lab, a ceramist will handcraft your custom dentures using quality dental materials made to endure the extreme pressures and temperatures your mouth endures every day.

Stabilizing Your Custom Dentures

Traditional partial dentures and bridges attach to existing healthy teeth. However, it’s patients with no teeth (edentulous patients) who need dentures. So how will custom dentures anchor to your mouth?

Top dentures may be held in place by suction between the denture’s palate and the patient’s natural palate. An adhesive may be used for added stability.

Bottom dentures require the use of a denture adhesive.

Both top and bottom dentures can be anchored to dental implants secured in the jaw during a brief oral surgery. Implants offer the most reliable anchorage and eliminate issues with slippage, looseness, and displacement of a denture. Best of all, implants can last the rest of your life!

Benefits of Custom Dentures

If you choose custom dentures to replace your teeth, you’ll enjoy these benefits:

  • Replacement of all teeth on upper and/or lower arch
  • Excellent esthetics
  • Better oral health
  • Comfortable oral function
  • Renewed self-confidence
  • Improved ability to speak clearly
  • Ability to chew all types of foods
  • Underlying support of facial structures for a more youthful appearance
  • Usually, fewer adjustments and repairs than CAD/CAM digital dentures

Frequently Asked Custom Denture Questions

How long will custom dentures last?

If you take good care of your dentures, they should last up to 10 years. To maintain a comfortable and stable fit, your dentures will need relining every one or two years for soft lining and up to four years for hard lining.

What is relining?

If your denture begins to feel loose, creates mouth sores, or chewing and speaking clearly becomes difficult, it may be time for relining. This process involves cleaning and sanding the denture plate and then applying soft or hard resin.

With soft relining, you’ll insert the dentures into your mouth and bite down so that the acrylic resin conforms to your jaw’s ridges. For hard relining, the dentist will make impressions for the lab technician. We’ll need to keep your dentures for a few days. Hard lining takes longer in the beginning but should fit longer than a soft reline.

Custom Dentures for a Fantastic Fit and Excellent Esthetics

To find out if you’re a good candidate for custom dentures in Nampa, call The Denture Company today. The denturist will answer all your questions and help you determine which type of denture is best for your lifestyle and goals.