A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. We offer two different types of dentures: complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
When a person is missing teeth, they may experience a variety of problems. The person may become less confident in their smile and experience difficulty speaking or eating certain foods. Dentures are appliances that are custom made to replace a person’s missing teeth to restore the appearance and function of their mouth.
A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base. It is sometimes held in the correct position by a metal framework. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.
Complete dentures can be either conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are placed after the natural teeth are extracted and the gums have started to heal. That process takes about 8 to 10 weeks. Immediate dentures are placed immediately after the natural teeth are removed.