Dentures are removable replacement teeth to replace missing teeth and enhance your smile!
There are two types of dentures:
Partial dentures – Partial dentures replace only a few teeth and prevent your existing teeth from shifting.
Complete dentures – Replace all of your teeth in either your upper or lower jaw or both. Complete dentures can either be conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures allow the mouth time to heal after the teeth have been pulled and before the final dentures are placed. While they may take longer, they require less adjustment in the end. Immediate dentures are placed as soon as the teeth are pulled so you will immediately have a new smile. This method usually requires more adjustment appointments because your mouth will shift as it heals.
Getting dentures is a big transition, and you will need to allow yourself time to adjust. Speaking and eating will feel much different initially, but don’t worry! You’ll soon be used to them and back to normal. It is important to take good care of your dentures and your mouth, and you will be given specific instructions on how to do so.