Dentures are replacements for missing teeth. There two types of dentures: Partial denture and Complete denture.
Partial Denture (Removable)
Partial Denture requires that you have one or more teeth or implants to allow a metal framework or a denture retention hook to attach to. Alternative treatment to a Partial denture is the options of a bridge or implants. Your dentist will help you choose the type of denture that’s best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.
Complete Denture (Removable)
Complete Denture can be fabricated when all teeth are missing and oral tissue is in good healing condition. Complete denture on the bottom jaw can be difficult to get accustom to due to lack of retention. Lower complete denture could slightly move during chewing process and may require more dental visits for adjustments of denture sore spots. For some patient CDG dentists may recommend Mini -Implants on lower jaw for better retention (implant assisted denture).
Procedure steps for Partial and Complete Denture are similar:
What to expect with your new denture?
New denture can be difficult to get accustom to initially. You may feel awkward and uncomfortable for a few weeks or even months. You may need a little practice to learn how to eat and speak with your new denture. Bulky or loose feeling is not uncommon. Occasional denture sore spots will need adjustment. Resorption of your jaw bone is expected as you age and your denture may become loose. Most denture therefore will require reline yearly as deem necessary by CDG dentists. There will be a small laboratory fee for denture reline.