Full or Partial Denture
Full Dentures: Full dentures can be of two types, conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are ready for placement into the mouth about eight to twelve weeks after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. While immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned into the mouth as soon as the teeth are removed. As bones and gums tend to shrink during the healing period, immediate dentures require more adjustments to fit correctly. Immediate dentures are considered temporary solutions until conventional dentures are made to replace them.
Partial Dentures: Partial dentures are applied when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. This type of denture consists of replacement teeth connected by metal framework and pink acrylic. Partial dentures fill in the spaces left by missing teeth and also prevent the remaining teeth from shifting. Dentures are reliable appliances that will last many years, but they may require repair and readjustment due to normal wear and tear.