Dentures are removable mouth appliances. Patients that need all of their teeth replaced will need complete dentures. And, those who are missing some teeth will need partial dentures. Dentures can include dental implants for additional support.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures replace all the teeth. Your dentist will first make impressions and take measurements of your mouth. Tooth extractions and/or dental implants are then performed, if necessary. You may receive a temporary denture set while your custom set is being made. When your gums have fully healed, your permanent dentures are then inserted.

Partial Dentures

Clasps on partial dentures are attached to the adjacent teeth to keep them in place. Partial dentures need to be removed and cleaned each night.

Implant-Supported Dentures

An implant-supported denture is secured in place by implants and is usually installed in the lower jaw only. Since this is a removable installation, it will need to be removed and cleaned each night as well.

How to maintain your dentures

Dentures can last up to 8 years with proper care. Be sure to brush your dentures daily. Clean your mouth as well to avoid bacterial growth. Brush your inner cheeks, palate, tongue, and remaining teeth, if applicable, twice a day. Also, store your dentures in fresh, clean water when not in use.
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