Partial dentures are a way to apply synthetic teeth to the mouth without the need for any invasive procedures. Our dentists will take a mold of your teeth, before or after your tooth removal, and have a set of dentures made. There are two types of partial dentures, immediate and conventional, both of which have slightly different treatment plans.
Immediate and Conventional Partial Dentures
Once the damaged teeth have been removed, we can either place the dentures straight away, pre-made for this occasion, or take measurements for them to be made later. The former is called immediate dentures, and they are used as a placeholder until your conventional dentures are ready. These are pre-made, so cannot be tested beforehand, but allow you to maintain your confidence while you wait for the conventional dentures to be made.
It is possible to keep your immediate dentures as a long-term solution. However, the gum will be healing underneath the dentures, in the locations of the removed teeth, so they often do not fit as well after a month or two. Conventional dentures are the most reliable option in terms of fitting.
Our office has custom-fit dentures that fit the mouth snugly and do not slip. They cause minimal changes in the mouth, compared to other dentures, and can be adjusted over time. Sometimes, dentures do not fit immediately well, and you will have to come in a few times to have them adjusted. They have to be taken out overnight, although you may be asked to wear them 24 hours a day for the first couple of weeks, in order for your mouth to get used to them.
Our dentists can dispel any rumors you have heard about partial dentures, and help inform you on how they can benefit your daily life. Contact us now for a consultation appointment.