Losing your teeth for any reason can be extremely stressful and upsetting. Whether you were in an accident, lost your teeth to decay, or the natural aging process has not been kind, you may be looking for a solution. Missing teeth can present a number of problems in addition to any aesthetic concerns. Has eating or talking become difficult for you since you have lost many or all of your teeth? Dentures may be the most appropriate answer to solve your problems and give you a new smile.
What is the Difference Between Full & Partial Dentures?
If you are looking for Glen Carbon dentures, look no further than our team at Ginger Creek Dental. With 15 years in practice, we are highly knowledgeable and experienced at the denture fitting process. As a replacement for missing teeth, dentures are a removable set of full or partial teeth which can be used when some or all of your teeth are removed or missing.
There are several times of dentures which may be appropriate, depending on your unique situation:
- Immediate full dentures: Dentures will be fitted for your mouth by a careful measuring process. This is most common if we have determined that your teeth have decayed beyond repair and we must remove them. After your teeth are removed, we will immediately put the dentures in so there is no waiting period for you.
- Conventional full dentures: After your teeth have been removed or if they are already missing, the tissue will need time to fully heal. This means that you will have to wait a certain period of time, generally a few months, before you are able to be fit for dentures. We will then fit dentures and place them in your mouth.
- Partial dentures: This option is most appropriate if you still have some of your teeth and not all have been removed or lost. Partial dentures are not a permanent fixture in your mouth, but they are similar to a bridge, as they replace a portion of your teeth.