Clinton Dental Center is your trusted source for every type of oral health procedure, including dentures. Dentures are a natural-looking, removable, prosthetic replacement for missing teeth. With proper care, dentures will last for many years.
Full or Partial Dentures
Complete or Partial Dentures
If you have lost all of the teeth in an arch, complete dentures are the appropriate appliance. Complete dentures are custom fitted, allowing you to enjoy your new smile in comfort.
A partial denture is used when there are several (but not all) teeth missing in an arch and are sometimes called bridges. A partial denture fills in the missing teeth while anchored to the remaining natural teeth. It will also prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting out of place.
Conventional or Immediate
Once the teeth are removed and the mouth has healed, a conventional denture is made. The patient will go without teeth during this four-to-six-week process.
If the patient is hesitant to go without teeth, immediate dentures can be used. These are made before the teeth extraction and are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed. Once the patient’s mouth heals and swelling has gone down from the removal, adjustments will be needed for the denture.
Having dentures made and fitted is a process that requires several appointments over a few weeks. Multiple appointments are usually needed to get the shape the dentures to look natural and the fit to feel comfortable for each individual patient.
After receiving the new appliance, a patient initially has more saliva and some soreness as their mouth becomes accustomed to the denture. Some difficulty talking or eating may also be possible, but this subsides fairly quickly.
With proper cleaning and maintenance, regular oral hygiene, and visits to Clinton Dental Center, you can maximize the life of your dentures.