Loss of teeth can cause facial muscles to lose their tone and sag, making you look older and causing issues with chewing, eating and even speaking. Dentures are removable dental appliances designed to replace missing teeth, restore smiles and improve quality of life.
Dentures are available in two primary models: complete and partial. Complete or “total” dentures are designed to replace a full set of teeth for those missing all of their natural pearly whites. Partial dentures, as the name suggests are used to replace some but not all of an individual’s natural teeth.
Types of Dentures:
- Conventional: A fully removable design that is custom made to perfectly fit your mouth and is placed after any remaining teeth have been removed and the gums healed.
- Immediate: These removable dentures are placed the same day any remaining teeth are removed, meaning you do not have to go without teeth during the healing process.
- Overdenture: In some cases, not all teeth need to be removed. Some teeth may be preserved to aid in the preservation of your jawbone and to provide support and stability for the denture. Overdentures simply fit over any existing teeth.