Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth. Full dentures are needed when all of the natural teeth are missing, and partial dentures can be recommended to replace one or several missing teeth. There are several types of dentures:
- Conventional Full Dentures – All the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal, approximately 4-6 weeks, before the denture impressions begin. During the healing time you will be without teeth.
- Immediate Full Dentures – Prior to having your teeth removed, we will make a full set of dentures. After removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed. The benefit is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. As the bone and tissue are heal, it is necessary to reline the denture to accomodate these changes. Occasionally a new denture needs to be made.
- Partial Dentures – used to replace one or more missing teeth.