Dentures are removable prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are custom-made to fit your mouth and can significantly improve your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Dentures are typically made from acrylic resin, sometimes combined with metal components for added strength.

Types of Dentures

There are several types of dentures available, each serving different purposes and designed to fit specific needs:

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures, also known as full dentures, are used when all teeth in either the upper or lower jaw (or both) are missing. These dentures rest directly on the gums and are held in place through suction or with the help of denture adhesives.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. They consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored acrylic base, often connected by metal clasps that attach to the remaining natural teeth for support.

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are placed immediately after the extraction of teeth. They provide a temporary solution while the gums and jawbone heal and adjust. Once healing is complete, adjustments are made to ensure a proper fit.


Overdentures are designed to fit over a small number of remaining natural teeth or dental implants. These provide added stability and help preserve the underlying bone structure, offering a more secure and comfortable fit.

Benefits of Dentures

Dentures offer numerous benefits that go beyond merely replacing missing teeth. Here are some of the key advantages:

Improved Aesthetics

Dentures are custom-crafted to look natural and blend seamlessly with your existing teeth and facial structure. They restore the appearance of your smile, giving you a more youthful and attractive look.

Enhanced Functionality

With dentures, you can regain the ability to eat a wide variety of foods, improving your overall nutrition and health. Dentures also help you speak more clearly by supporting the muscles in your face and mouth.

Boosted Confidence

A complete and healthy smile can significantly boost your self-esteem and confidence. Dentures can help you feel more comfortable in social and professional settings.

Support for Facial Structures

Missing teeth can lead to sagging facial muscles, giving a sunken appearance. Dentures provide the necessary support to maintain the natural shape of your face, preventing this issue.

The Denture Process at Smile Center Inc.

At Smile Center Inc., we strive to make the process of getting dentures as smooth and comfortable as possible. Here's what you can expect during your denture journey:

Initial Consultation

Your journey begins with a thorough consultation with one of our experienced dentists. During this appointment, we will assess your oral health, discuss your needs and goals, and determine the best type of denture for you. We will also take impressions and measurements of your mouth to create a custom-fit denture.

Tooth Extraction (if necessary)

If you require tooth extractions, our skilled dental team will perform the procedure with the utmost care and precision. We will provide you with immediate dentures to wear during the healing process, ensuring you are never without teeth.

Fabrication of Dentures

Once your mouth has healed, we will create your final dentures based on the impressions and measurements taken earlier. Our dental lab uses high-quality materials and advanced techniques to craft dentures that look and feel natural.

Fitting and Adjustments

During the fitting appointment, we will ensure that your dentures fit comfortably and securely. Adjustments may be made to fine-tune the fit and ensure optimal comfort. We will also provide instructions on how to care for your new dentures.

Follow-Up Appointments

Regular follow-up appointments are essential to monitor the fit and condition of your dentures. Over time, changes in your gums and jawbone may require adjustments to maintain a proper fit. Our team at Smile Center Inc. is always here to support you and address any concerns you may have.

Caring for Your Dentures

Proper care and maintenance are crucial to prolonging the life of your dentures and ensuring your oral health. Here are some tips for taking care of your dentures:

Daily Cleaning

Clean your dentures daily to remove food particles, plaque, and stains. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush or a denture brush along with a non-abrasive denture cleanser. Avoid using regular toothpaste, as it can be too abrasive.

Handle with Care

Dentures are delicate and can break if dropped. When cleaning your dentures, do so over a sink filled with water or a soft towel to cushion the impact if they fall.

Soak Overnight

Soak your dentures in a denture-cleaning solution or plain water overnight. This helps keep them moist and prevents them from drying out and losing their shape.

Rinse Thoroughly

Before placing your dentures back in your mouth, rinse them thoroughly to remove any cleaning solution, which can cause irritation.

Maintain Oral Hygiene

Even with dentures, maintaining good oral hygiene is essential. Brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth daily with a soft-bristle toothbrush to stimulate circulation and remove plaque.

Regular Dental Check-Ups

Visit Smile Center Inc. regularly for dental check-ups and professional cleanings. We will monitor the condition of your dentures and your oral health to ensure everything remains in top shape.


Dentures are a reliable and effective solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile's functionality and aesthetics. At Smile Center Inc., we offer a variety of denture options tailored to meet your specific needs. From the initial consultation to the final fitting and ongoing care, our experienced team is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of dental care.

If you are considering dentures or have any questions about the process, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us. Let Smile Center Inc. help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that you can be proud of. Contact us today to take the first step towards a brighter dental future. To learn more, visit Smile Center Inc. at 3805 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608, or call (251) 494-6187. 

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