If you have lost, or are losing your teeth, consider dentures as a solution. A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. We administer both complete and partial denture procedures.
Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing from a patient’s mouth. There are two types of complete dentures: conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are made when the remaining teeth are taken out and after the gums have healed. Healing takes about two to three months. Immediate dentures are created ahead of time and can be used by the patient while their gums are healing. Immediate dentures are only a temporary solution. They should only be worn until conventional dentures are made.
Partial Dentures are used when only a few natural teeth still remain. They can be removable, or be made into a bridge, which connects to existing teeth and holds artificial teeth in place in the missing spots. Because the bridge is “cemented” in place and connected, it stops natural teeth from moving.
Are you a candidate for dentures?
This procedure should be thoroughly discussed with our dentists, as there are several personal and medical factors to consider. You may be a better candidate for a different solution, so always speak with our professionals first.