There are various types of complete dentures.
A complete denture replaces natural teeth and provides support for cheeks and lips. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person appear older.
A conventional denture is made and placed in the patient's mouth after the teeth are removed and tissues have healed. Healing may take several months.
An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. With immediate dentures, the denture wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
A complete denture also may be attached to dental implants, which provide a more secure fit. Read More > Implant-Supported Dentures
An implant-retained fixed denture is a lifelike set of false teeth — complete with prosthetic gum tissue — that stays in your mouth all the time.
Request an appointment to determine if you are a candidate for fixed hybrid dentures, also known as 'All-on-4' dentures.
A removable partial denture readily can be taken out of the mouth for cleaning. Although removable partials generally are less expensive, fixed bridges, when indicated, may feel more stable and comfortable.
Depending on your situation, however, a removable partial denture may be for you. Removable partial dentures usually have replacement teeth attached to gum-colored plastic bases. They may attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps.
Implant-supported dentures are dentures that are attached to dental implants (titanium fixtures attached directly to the jaw bone), which provide a more secure fit. In addition to increasing the stability of the denture, properly healed implants can help reduce further bone loss.
Dr. Alexander and Dr. Song will determine whether you are a candidate for dental implants and which type of denture is right for you.