Don’t let missing teeth ruin your smile.
Missing some or all of your teeth due to an accident, a disease or poor oral health? We may recommend dentures — artificial replacements for your natural teeth and gums. There are two types of dentures: partial and complete. For both types of dentures, we make models of your teeth by taking impressions. The models are used to custom-make your dentures.
Types of Dentures
Partial dentures are also called “removable partial denture prostheses” or “partials.” They may be used when nearby teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge, or when more than just a few teeth are missing. Partial dentures are made up of one or more artificial teeth held in place by clasps that fit onto nearby natural teeth. You can take the partial denture out yourself for cleaning and sleeping.
Complete dentures are what we most often refer to as “false teeth.” They are also called “full dentures” and are used when all of your natural teeth are missing. Complete dentures are removable as they are held in place by suction. They can cause soreness at first and take some time to get used to. There are two types of complete dentures: immediate dentures and conventional dentures.