Dentures and Partial Dentures

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Dentures and Partial Dentures

A denture is a removable dental device and a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and can even enhance your smile.

Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, but it also prevents other teeth from shifting by providing structural support.

A complete denture can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed which usually takes around 90 days. During this time, the patient get a healing denture to wear as soon as their extractions are done. It will need to be relined as their gums shrink and heal. Once completely healed they will have a new denture made, and their healing denture will be their back-up denture.

Dentures are very durable and will last years but may need repairs, readjusted due to normal wear.
Benefits for dentures:
Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
Improving chewing, digestion and speech.