Complete dentures are what we most often refer to as “false teeth.” They are also called “full dentures” and are used when all your natural teeth are missing. Complete dentures are removable as they are held in place by suction. They can cause soreness at first and take some time to get used to. There are 2 types of complete dentures: immediate dentures and conventional dentures.
Immediate dentures are made before your teeth are removed. Your denturist takes measurements and makes models of your jaws during your first visit. Once your teeth are extracted, your denturist inserts the immediate dentures. The benefit of immediate dentures is that you are not without teeth during the healing period, which can take up to 6 months. During the healing period, your bones and gums can shrink and your immediate dentures may need to be relined by your denturist for a proper fit.
Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases.
Depending on your needs, your denturist will design a partial denture for you. A partial denture may have a metal framework and clasps that connect to your teeth, or they can have other connectors that are more natural looking.
In some cases, a removable partial denture is made to attach to your natural teeth with devices called precision attachments. Precision attachments are generally more aesthetic than clasps.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implants can provide exceptional support for full and partial dentures, since the implants integrate with the bone to act as an anchor for the replacement teeth.
Dental implants can also help preserve the bone by providing stimulation that was previously provided by the natural tooth root system. This helps to maintain the integrity of your facial structure.
In most cases, we can restore an existing broken or cracked denture to its original state right on our premises. Repairs may be required when breakage or chipping occurs, when one or more teeth need to be added to an existing denture (due to tooth extraction), or simply because of daily wear and tear.
If your dentures are in need of a repair, we will be happy to solve your problem with ease.
Denture relines work with existing dentures, adding new base material to the tissue side in order to create a better fit. Relining can restore your denture leaving it feeling as good as new. An impression inside your existing denture will need to be taken for this approach.
While relining will affect the fit and feel of your denture, it will not change the appearance or any other aspects, leaving you with the same smile you’ve always remembered.