How Do Dentures Work?
With full dentures, a gum -coloured acrylic base fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (the roof of your mouth). The base of the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to allow room for your tongue.
Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth. Your dentist will determine which type of denture is best for you.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
As you age and change, your mouth will also change. These changes cause your dentures to loosen, making chewing difficult and irritating your gums. At a minimum, you should see your dentist annually for a check-up.