What are Dentures?
Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth.
How do Dentures Work?
With full dentures, the base of the upper denture covers the roof of your mouth, while the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue.
Types of Dentures:
• Conventional Full Denture:
A conventional full denture is placed in your mouth after all remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. Healing may take several months, during which time you are without teeth.
• Immediate Full Denture:
An immediate full denture is inserted immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. The patient has the benefit of never having to be without teeth, but the denture must be adjusted several months after being inserted. The reason is that the bone supporting the teeth reshapes as it heals, causing the denture to become loose.