Dentures are custom made removable replacements for the missing teeth and the tissues connected to those teeth.
It can be an immediate denture (plced on the same day of extraction) or conventional (after 8-12 months of extraction).
Dentures are chosen on a case-by-case basis & there are essentially 2 types of dentures:
- Partial denture which replaces one or several (not all) teeth
- Full denture which replaces the whole set of teeth on either upper or lower bridge
It is important to have regular check-up with your dentist so they can monitor your gum tissues for any signs of change. When teeth are missing, your gum links and facial bone structure can change. This means your denture may need to be periodically adjusted to ensure they stay in a perfect position with your gums.