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Dentures

Dentures

The two main types of dentures are full dentures or partial dentures.

Conventional full dentures

They are made and inserted after the remaining non-restorable teeth have been extracted and the tissues have healed, which can take several months.

Immediate full dentures

They are inserted right away after the removal of remaining teeth. Our dentist will have already taken measurements of the jaw at a prior appointment. The obvious advantage to immediate dentures is that you don’t ever have to be without teeth. However, since healing may affect the fit of immediate dentures, they may require further adjustment.

One or more follow-up appointments are generally needed after denture insertion. Those who choose immediate dentures should leave them in until the follow-up appointment.

Partial dentures

Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by metal framework. Removable partial dentures attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments. Precision attachment are generally more esthetic than metal clasps and they are nearly invisible. Crowns on your natural teeth may improve the fit of a removable partial denture and they are usually required with attachments. Partial dentures with precision attachments generally cost more than those with metal clasps. Consult with our dentists to find out which type is right for you.