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Dentures are a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue.
What types of dentures are there?
A complete denture may be either 'conventional' or 'immediate'. A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth.
Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
Reasons for Dentures:
- Complete Denture: Loss of all teeth in the upper or lower arch.
- Partial Denture: Loss of one or several teeth in an arch.
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
Our Registered Denturist
Sarwari Sarwar, R.D, is a specialist in the in the construction and fitting of full and partial dentures at Elgin Corners Dental