What are Dentures?
Dentures are artificial tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, a row of teeth (partial dentures), or a whole jaw (full dentures).
Type of Dentures
Replacing missing teeth is normally imperative for your oral health. Dentures can help preserve a patient's face structure and allow you to eat and speak properly.
Dentures are typically an affordable option to replace any missing teeth you may have.
Whether you need partial or full dentures, there are two types available: conventional and immediate.
- Conventional Dentures
With conventional dentures, your dentist will first extract any teeth (if necessary). Once your gum tissue has healed, your dentures will be placed. This process typically takes 4 to 6 weeks.
- Immediate Dentures
Immediate dentures are made in advance so they can be fitted directly following the extraction procedure (if necessary). Any alterations to the dentures would typically be made after the gum tissue heals.