Dentures – Full and Partial
Partial dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. Full dentures will benefit your appearance and your health if you have: lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay, or injury. Full dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth.
Removable partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth when some natural teeth remain. Several types of partial dentures are available, including: resin base, flexible resin base, and metal with resin base. Partial dentures often have some form of clasp that attaches to your natural teeth. This holds the denture in place.
Full dentures are used when all the natural teeth are missing. After the teeth have removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional full denture is ready for placement in a few weeks. You may have the option of Dr. Straka placing an “immediate” denture as soon as the teeth have been removed so that you don’t have to be without teeth during the healing process.
Adapting to Dentures
Once your denture is fitted, it may feel strange at first, but this is normal and your mouth, tongue and facial muscles will get used to it. Everyday tasks such as eating and speaking, may take a little practice but take it slow and you’ll be back to yourself in no time.