A denture is a plate with “false teeth” that covers the gums and replaces natural teeth. A denture should be worn during the day and taken out at night. Getting a denture helps with chewing and speaking. Dentures also support the cheeks and lips for a full, natural smile. At the initial denture appointment, Drs. Cope carefully make a mold of your gums and ask what size, shape, and color you’d like your new teeth to be. Then, we work closely with the lab to custom-design and build your dentures. Our goal is for you to be satisfied with the fit and look of the dentures, as well as your chewing and speaking abilities so you can quickly get back to your social lifestyle and eating the foods you love. If you have any specific questions about the denture process, immediate dentures, or implant-supported dentures, let us know.