Dentures

Dentures are one method for replacing missing teeth. Dentures are commonly categorized as either ‘partial’ or ‘complete.’ Partial dentures are an option when not all of your teeth need to be removed. This is similar to a fixed bridge, but it is not a permanent fixture in your mouth. Complete dentures can be further classified as ‘conventional’ or ‘immediate.’

  • Conventional Complete Dentures – This is when all the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months for the gum tissue to heal, and during this time you will be without teeth.
  • Immediate Complete Dentures – Prior to having your teeth removed, we will fabricate the new prosthesis. The new denture will be fitted at the time of tooth removal. The benefit is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. You will, however, need to have follow up visits to refit your dentures because the jaw bone will continue to change shape as your mouth heals.

Contrary to popular belief, even complete denture patients will need to see a dentist occasionally to perform maintenance and ensure that they are fitting correctly. An ill-fitting denture can feel loose, uncomfortable and even do damage to the underlying bone.

Today, implants can often be used to secure dentures or even eliminate the need for removable dentures.

Our Dental Services

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Dentures

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Invisalign ®

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Mini Dental Implants

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Periodontic Services

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Protective Mouth Guards

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Root Canal (Endodontics)

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Teeth Whitening

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TMJ and TMD

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Veneers

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H. Brandt Foster DDS • Comprehensive Contemporary Dentistry
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