Dentures and Partials
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.