Dentures and Partials
Dentures are removable replacement teeth made for teeth that are missing. A complete denture is used when all the teeth are missing. When some natural teeth remain, a partial denture is used.
Dentures take anywhere from three to six weeks and multiple appointments with your dentist to create. First, your dentist will make one or more impressions (molds) and take measurements of your jaw. To ensure the best shape and fit possible, several models of the denture may be made and tried in your mouth before the final denture is cast.
After the finished denture is made, it will be adjusted as needed for comfort and function.
Unlike crowns, bridges, and implants, dentures are removable. Your dentist will provide you instructions for wearing, eating, speaking, and cleaning them. Once you are completely used to them, your dentist will advise you to remove your dentures while you sleep.