Partial Denture and Complete Denture Procedures
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
A Complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years.
Reasons for dentures:
- Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch
- Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion
What does getting dentures involve?
Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit. Many of our patients choose to have their denture treatment plan completed in one easy visit. Yes, dentures in one day!
Visit our Implant page to learn how implants can be utilized to support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
You will be given post-operative instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.