Dentures and Partials


Removable appliances that can replace missing teeth to help restore your smile are called dentures. By replacing missing teeth, you will improve your appearance, nutrition and overall health. Dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth. There are two main types: partial dentures and complete dentures.

Complete or Full Mouth Dentures

There are also generally two types of complete dentures:

A denture that is placed in your mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed is called a complete denture. These dentures are made to fit the new contours and shape of the mouth. Several visits to the dentist will be required for fitting before a set is finished. The advantage is that the denture is fit to healed tissues and gums.

A denture that is made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed is called an immediate denture. You don’t have to live without teeth while your gums are healing. However, bones and gums do shrink over time, especially during the healing process. Therefore, a disadvantage of immediate denture compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process. Generally, an immediate denture should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.

Partial Dentures

A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base. Sometimes it is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. In contrast, they can also be made of a flexible material that be more comfortable. A partial is an option if one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw to serve as an anchor.

A partial prevents other teeth from changing position.


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