Dentures / Partials

dentures and partials

If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, dentures are a great way to restore the look and function of natural teeth. Dentures are artificial teeth attached to a lining that fits over your gums, allowing you to chew and speak normally again.

Types of Dentures

  • Partial Dentures: If not all of your teeth are missing, partial dentures might be for you. These function the same way as bridges but can be removed for cleaning and during sleep.
  • Conventional Full Dentures: This is the traditional style of denture in which after your remaining teeth are removed, your gum tissue is given time to heal before you receive your new mouthpiece. However, this means you’ll be without teeth for a few weeks to a few months.
  • Immediate Full Dentures: This is a more modern style of dentures in which your mouth is measured for your new dentures before your remaining teeth are removed. This way you’ll be able to start wearing your dentures right after your teeth are removed, meaning there won’t be any downtime.

What Can I Expect?

Dentures can last a lifetime with proper care. You’ll need to clean them the same way you’d clean natural teeth, although you’ll be able to remove them while you do so.

It might take a while for you to get used to your new dentures, and they may feel loose or uncomfortable during this time. If they seem ill-fitting after you’ve had time to adjust, your dentist can help you make adjustments so that they fit you better.

If you’d like to talk to your dentist about dentures, call our office today to make an appointment!