Conventional vs. Immediate vs. Partial Dentures. Which Is Right For Me?

Dentures are one of the most convenient and the easiest ways to replace your missing teeth or a full arch of teeth. Dentures are a cost-effective treatment for most individuals as it allows them to enjoy the appearance of a full set of teeth that enhances their smile. Our dentures are made of high-quality material and closely resemble your natural teeth. Dentures are quite durable and can last for many years.

There are mainly two types of dentures – Complete and partial dentures.

Complete Dentures

Complete Dentures are of two types, conventional and immediate:

Conventional Dentures

Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum starts to heal. A conventional denture is then placed in the space about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth are removed. These dentures make for a fully functional and comfortable fit.

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are made in advance and are placed immediately after the teeth are removed. The person does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. These need more adjustments made to fit properly and thus, should be only a temporary solution until the conventional dentures are prepared and placed.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Here, the denture is made to fit by snapping with the remaining healthy teeth that offer stability. These are used to fill the space made by the missing teeth and also prevent the neighboring real teeth from changing their position.

Which Dentures is Best for You?

Getting dentures can be intimidating since there are so many options. Instead of making the decision on your own, it is best to get advice from your denturist who can help you select the ideal denture that is unique to your mouth. You can feel free to contact The Strong Clinic if you are unsure which denture is best for you. You will be using the dentures day and night, so it is best to look at its functionality, the shade of the teeth and the best brands before making your decision.

New dentures may feel a little loose or odd for a few days till the muscles of the tongue and cheeks become use to it and you learn to comfortable remove and insert them again. Dentures are made to look like natural teeth and there will be no noticeable change in your appearance other than improving your smile.

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