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Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Complete and Partial denture

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of denture are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Denture is a cheaper option to replace a missing tooth compared to a  bridge or an implant.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate". For conventional Denture, Dr. Paul waits 8 to 12 weeks after extracting the teeth.

Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process. Immediate denture should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.

Partial Dentures

A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth and it prevents other teeth from changing position.