Complete and partial dentures are removable appliances that can effectively replace multiple missing teeth. Our dentists at both our Riverview and Brandon locations will discuss which solution is right for you.
Complete dentures are effective when all of the teeth are missing or are too damaged to save. There are two types of complete dentures – conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. This process usually takes 2 to 4 weeks.
Immediate dentures are made in advance and placed immediately after teeth have been removed, preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the gum tissues heal and shrink, the dentures will need to be adjusted, relined or remade.
Partial dentures are selected when some of the natural teeth remain and are strong enough to support the partial appliance. These dentures replace groups of missing teeth and can be used on both the upper and lower jaw. Partial dentures attach to your remaining teeth and have a pinkish or gum-colored base meant to blend in with your the existing gums. Prosthetic or false teeth replace the missing teeth.