Dentures replace missing teeth and will give you the confidence to have a great smile once again. There are two types of dentures: complete dentures, used when all teeth are missing; and partials, used when some natural teeth remain.
Complete dentures are made after all teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has had time to heal. It’s a long process, as it generally takes about 8 - 12 weeks after the teeth are removed to have the final dentures created and in position. While waiting for the complete dentures to be created and the gums to heal, immediate dentures can be made in advance and applied the same day the teeth are extracted. Therefore, you don’t have to go without teeth for the entire time your complete dentures are made and your gums heal. Immediate dentures should only be used as a temporary solution, as the gums may change shape while they’re healing, so they’ll need to be adjusted often.
Partial dentures are used when there are only a few missing teeth and natural teeth remain. They adhere to the natural teeth beside them via a metal bracket to hold them in place. Not only does it fill in the gap of the missing teeth, but also bypasses the remaining teeth to shift.
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