Complete dentures are designed to replace your existing teeth and restore your natural smile. Issues such as tooth decay, disease, fractures, or even injuries are all likely reasons why a patient would require a full denture. Without support from a denture, facial muscles can sag which compromises the overall quality of life due to the inability to properly chew food or speak.
Different types of dentures include:
Conventional Full Denture
Conventional Full Dentures
Conventional full dentures are custom designed and placed in the mouth after all remaining teeth have been extracted and the remaining tissues have had time to properly heal. Six to eight weeks after the initial extraction and gum tissue is fully healed, this denture option allows for a functional and comfortable fit.
Immediate dentures are placed as soon as the remaining teeth are extracted. This option is great as the patient will not be without teeth for the six to eight week healing period involved in conventional full dentures. It also allows for an immediate restoration of functionality and a beautiful smile. Due to tissue shrinkage during the healing stage, an immediate denture will likely need to be refitted to ensure a functional and comfortable fit.
Overdentures are removable dentures that fit over a small number of natural teeth or implants. Not everybody is a candidate for this type of denture, but a consultation with Dr. Boscia will allow him to present all available options for you.
A Partial Denture is a removable piece that replaces one or several missing teeth. This type of denture fits by snapping the denture onto remaining healthy teeth or implants, thus strengthening the denture and adding more stability.