Full Dentures – Also called traditional or complete dentures, a full set of dentures replaces all of the teeth. Typically indicated for patients with very few or unhealthy teeth remaining, full dentures require the extraction of all remaining teeth before they can be designed and fitted. With full dentures, we can choose the tooth shade, shape, and size, as well as the color of gum tissue that best compliments your facial features.
Partial Dentures – Like full dentures, partial dentures consist of artificial teeth and a gum-colored base. Healthy, remaining teeth anchor the replacement
teeth and inconspicuous clasps can be used for additional support. Partial dentures are suitable for those who have a number of missing teeth.
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (moulds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.
You will be given care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.