Complete and Partial Dentures
Primary Dental offers the option of complete dentures when all of the teeth are missing. In some cases, partial dentures are used to retain some of the remaining natural teeth. Full mouth dental implants are also an alternative option to dentures. Consult with your dentist to determine which option is best for you.
A denture is a removable dental appliance that serves as a replacement for missing teeth and the surrounding tissue. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth and may also enhance your smile.
Depending on your situation, you may need complete or partial dentures. A partial denture will fill in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevent other teeth from shifting. Options for complete dentures are “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type of denture is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed (this usually takes 4 to 6 weeks). The patient will go without teeth during this time. Immediate dentures are made prior to the removal of any remaining teeth and are then placed immediately after the teeth have been removed. Thus prevents the patient from having to go without teeth during the 4-6 week healing process. In time, the tissue will shrink and heal, after which adjustments will need to be made. Eventually, after the tissue is completely healed, a new set of dentures will be needed.
Dentures are very durable appliances and should last many years. Due to normal wear, the dentures may need to be repaired, readjusted, or remade.