DENTURES ARE NOT ONLY FOR THE AGED ANYMORE.
Full dentures: Complete dentures replace all of your teeth on the upper and lower arch of your mouth or both. Dentures provide support for your facial muscles and restore your ability to eat a balanced diet. There are two types of full dentures:
- Immediate denture: Custom made prior to extracting any or all remaining teeth and placed “immediately” following the extractions. This allows for the patient to have teeth while the gum tissue is healing. These often have to be relined or remade after full healing takes place.
- Complete denture: Complete dentures may be made after teeth are extracted and all tissues have healed, or replace an existing denture, whether you’ve had it for several years or you are moving to your permanent denture after the immediate denture has served its purpose.
Partials: To replace one or more missing teeth that are surrounded by your natural teeth. They can attach to your natural teeth in several ways and prevent your remaining natural teeth from shifting.