Dentures placed on a table in the laboratory

Dentures

There are different options when it comes to choosing dentures, including full dentures and partial dentures. Sunny Smiles can help you choose the option that will work best for you. We understand how dentures can make you smile more confidently.

Full Dentures

Full dentures serve as replacement teeth that are fitted into a plastic base that matches the same color as your gums. Upper dentures feature a plate that covers the roof of your mouth. Lower dentures are shaped like a horseshoe and are secured to rest on the gums and bone tissue. Dentures are more comfortable and natural looking than ever before due to advancing technology. Our team will find a comfortable solution for you.

Partial Dentures

To find out if partial dentures are the solution that is right for you contact our office to discuss your options. Removable partial dentures use a metal or plastic base matched to the color of your gums. The replacement teeth are attached to this base, which have a clasp to attach to natural teeth. The dentures can be removed for cleaning or storing during sleep. We may recommend crowns (or caps) on your natural teeth depending on how your dentures fit your mouth.

Will Dentures Look Natural?

There are many different options to make dentures look more natural. In fact, dentures can be made to match the shade of your gums and even include the finer details of the mouth, such as ridging on the roof of mouth and gum texture.

Gum Shade

Gums can be different colors from person to person. That is why we provide the ability to choose the shade of your dentures to look more natural.

Ridging

Your upper mouth has ridges. This helps you speak and helps food move around your palate as you are eating. We add this texture to upper dentures for patients to get the same benefits when using their denture daily.

Gum Texture

Dentures can look out of place without adding some texture to the “gum” area. We can simulate bumps, ridges, and other details to ensure a more natural look for your dentures.

Consult with Sunny Smiles today for more information and to see if dentures may be right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

During a regular checkup, one of our experienced dental hygienists will remove any plaque and tartar from your teeth and work with you to find the best way to keep your teeth clean and healthy on a daily basis. Then, one of our dentists will check your teeth for signs of cavities and other oral diseases, such as cancer.

By following our recommended teeth care routine, making smart choices about your food, and keeping up with regular visits to the dentist, you can lower your risk for tooth decay and promote overall health!

We recommend you come in twice a year to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. If you have any questions while you are here, our knowledgeable team is always happy to answer any questions about your smile. If you are due for a cleaning or are experiencing any oral pain, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment.

We Accept Most PPO Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • MeLife
  • Delta Dental
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Ameritas
  • Guardian
  • Southland

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