Dentures, Partial Dentures, and Flippers
When people lose their teeth, it is better to replace them to have muscle, TMJ, and occlusion support. They could be replace with fixed or removable appliances.
A denture is a removable dental appliance that is a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are designed to closely resemble your natural tooth, and give you the ability to chew. There are three types of dentures: 1) Complete: used when all of the teeth need to be replaced. 2) Partial: used when some teeth remain. A Partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from shifting. 3) Flipper: used when one or two teeth need to be replaced.
Partial Dentures & Interim partials:
Partial Dentures involves a digital scan of upper and lower teeth and bite (yes, we don't take impressions). These appliances also have hooks on them to retain them to neighboring teeth.
All our appliances are completely metal free.
A complete denture can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional denture is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, which usually takes 8 to 12 weeks. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, to prevent the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues and bone heals, adjustments will have to be made.