Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. They are custom-made so that they fit comfortably into your mouth. When you are missing teeth, it can cause your facial muscles to sag, making you appear older. Dentures can help to support your facial muscles, as well as help you eat and speak more comfortably for a more confident you.
Full Denture- A full denture is used to replace all of your natural teeth. It is placed into the mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and all tissues have healed, which may take several months.
Immediate Denture- An immediate denture is placed as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. With immediate dentures, you do not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
Implant Supported Denture- An implant supported denture can be fabricated in two ways. One would be fully supported by implants and is only removed by a dental professional every six months for routine cleaning. Another is supported by both implants and soft tissues and is removable by the patient for regular maintenance. The benefits of an implant supported dentures are increased support of the denture and decreased mobility of the denture, which can ultimately increase comfort and functionality.
Partial Denture- A partial denture is used to replace a few missing teeth. It attaches to your natural teeth or implants in some cases. Partial dentures are removable, unlike bridges.
After receiving your dentures, you must care for them just like your natural teeth. You should clean them every day using liquid soap or denture cleaners. When you are not wearing your dentures, you should place them in water to keep them moist. Be gentle with your dentures, and take care not the bend or damage them.