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People lose teeth for all sorts of reasons including illness, accident and deficient care. The loss of a single tooth can lead to the loss of other teeth and if left untreated can lead to permanent changes in facial appearance. By trusting in Alpers Dental as your denture experts, we will create natural looking dentures and restore your smile, and your confidence.


  • Dentures help keep facial muscles from sagging, which can make a person look older.
  • You will be able to eat and speak – something people often take for granted until they begin to lose their natural teeth.
  • You will be able to smile confidently.
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Dentures are an appliance which is worn to replace lost teeth so that you can enjoy a healthy diet and a confident Smile. A denture will replace both the missing teeth and gums, and restore chewing function. It can be taken out of your mouth for cleaning and is custom made to fit your mouth as accurately as possible.

While dentures do not function as well as natural teeth they can look quite natural, and maintain the support of the lips and cheeks just like the natural teeth.

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When most people think of dentures, they tend to picture complete dentures, which are full replacements for all of your teeth. This can be a full set of either upper or lower teeth or a combined set for your entire mouth.

Partial dentures are designed to correct the gaps in your smile when only some of your teeth are missing. Partial dentures maintain tooth alignment by preventing your remaining teeth from shifting and can also help you prevent further tooth loss due to decay or gum disease.

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Generally we follow the process below to make your dentures for you.

  • An impression is made so we can create models of your mouth. We use an impression tray which is very similar in size to the finished denture. This is known as the registration, which records the correct biting position of your lower jaw to your upper jaw.
  • This information is passed on to the dental technician, a highly skilled member of the dental team, who creates the denture. At this stage, a second impression will be taken of your upper and lower jaws with the special trays that are made by the dental technician.
  • The ‘try-in’ which is when you can see what the denture will look like in your mouth before it is finished. This is the stage when adjustments can be made, especially in appearance. It is very important at this stage to tell the dentist of any changes you want to be made to the appearance of the denture.
  • You receive your finished denture and it is checked for fit and comfort.


A healthy mouth is essential for a successful denture. Our dental team will offer advice on how to keep your remaining teeth and gums are in good condition.

Your dentures will probably cause sore spots during the first few days. If these sore spots persist you need to go back to the dentist for an adjustment. If these spots are so painful that you have to leave the dentures out, put them in for three hours or so before your appointment for an ease. We can then see the sore spots.

Clean the dentures thoroughly at night by using cold water, liquid soap, and a firm toothbrush.

All dentures take a time to “bed in” because the gums of your mouth do squash underneath the denture. This is why when you first receive a new denture it might not feel quite right. You should always allow a few days for your new denture to settle in.

For more help and advice please feel free to contact us.


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Dentures March 29, 2016