Dentures are artificial replacements for your natural teeth and gums. If an accident, a disease or poor oral health care has left you with only a few healthy teeth or none at all, our dentists or prosthodontist might suggest dentures to replace your missing teeth.
There are two types of dentures: Partial and Complete.
Partial Dentures are also called “removable partial denture prostheses” or “partials.” They may be used when nearby teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge, or when more than just a few teeth are missing. Partial dentures are made up of one or more artificial teeth held in place by clasps that fit onto nearby natural teeth. You can take the partial denture out yourself for cleaning and also at night.
Complete Dentures are what we most often refer to as “fake teeth.” They are also called “full dentures” and are used when all your natural teeth are missing. Complete dentures are removable as they are held in place by suction. They can cause soreness at first and take some time to get used to. There are two types of complete dentures: Immediate Dentures and Conventional Dentures.
For both types of dentures, your dentist or specialist makes a model of your teeth by taking impressions. The models are used to custom-make your dentures. For our patient’s convenience, we have a denturist on staff every Tuesday afternoon. If you are interested in a free consultation, call our office to book your appointment this Tuesday.