Dentures (Full and Partial Dentures):
Complete Dentures: Full dentures are meant for patients who have lost all of their teeth. Specially molded dentures slip over the gums and fit the specific contours of the patient’s mouth. Full dentures aid chewing, improve speech, and help to keep the mouth and surrounding facial area in correct alignment. Thankfully, modern advances have made it almost impossible for the average person to differentiate between full dentures and natural teeth.
Complete dentures are made from prefabricated acrylic and sized to fit the shape of your jaw and mouth. They mimic the color and appearance of your natural teeth. The unique impression of your teeth, bite, and the shape of your jaw shape will be used to create the dentures.
Typically, conventional complete dentures require a one-to-two month wait after the extraction of your teeth, so that your mouth and gums will have time to heal, permitting a more accurate fitting. However, if you cannot afford to be without the missing teeth even for a short time, dentures can be inserted immediately after the extraction.Over time your mouth will change, but your dentures will not. The jaw bones and gum can shrink or recede. You can have your dentures remade or refitted when necessary.
Partial Dentures: For some people, partial or removable dentures are the most suitable option available for replacing absent teeth. Partial dentures, which are kept in place with metal or tooth-colored clasps, aid chewing, prevent sagging of the cheeks and lips, and improve speech. Modern advances have made it almost impossible for the average person to differentiate between dentures and natural teeth. They can be attached either by metal clasps or precision attachments. Precision attachments require crowns to be put on the remaining abutments teeth that hold the partial dentures in place. These supporting teeth must be in good health.