Dentures & Partial Dentures

Dentures are removable dental appliances made to closely resemble natural teeth that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue. The two types of dentures are:

  • Complete dentures – used when all of the teeth are missing and may be either “ conventional ” or “immediate ”. Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and gum tissues has healed, leaving the patient without teeth for 4-6 weeks. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, such that the patient does not have to go without teeth during the healing process. 
  • Partial dentures – used when some natural teeth remain. They not only fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, they prevent other teeth from shifting.
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