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Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth. There are two types of dentures available- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing and partial dentures are used when only some of the teeth are missing.
Conventional Full Dentures:
After any remaining teeth are removed and the tissues have healed, Dr. Scott can place a conventional denture in your mouth. The healing period depends on each person but can be anywhere from eight to twelve weeks, during which time you are without teeth.
Immediate Full Denture:
An immediate full denture is placed immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. Immediate dentures are made in advance and as a result, the patient does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, the dentures will need to be adjusted to fit properly since during the healing process bones and gums tend to shrink.
Partial dentures typically consist of replacement teeth that are attached to a pink or gum-colored base connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place. Partial dentures fill the space created by missing teeth and helps prevent other teeth from changing position.
Once you and Dr. Scott determine the best denture for you, a series of impressions will be taken of your jaw- how your teeth relate and to determine how much space is between them. Next, Dr. Scott will create models of the exact shape and position of the denture to be made. At this time, you will get to "try on" the model and the denture will be assessed for shape, fit, and color before the final denture is cast. After the final denture is made, adjustments will be made as necessary to ensure the best fit and comfort.