What are complete dentures?

Complete dentures are removable appliances used to replace teeth when all of the teeth are missing. There are two types of complete dentures: conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are made after any remaining teeth have been removed by our dentists and the gums have had time to begin healing, usually about eight to twelve weeks. Immediate dentures are prepared in advance, so they can be placed as soon as the teeth are removed. Gums and bones shrink during the healing period, so they require more adjustments than conventional dentures. Immediate dentures are usually used as temporary dentures until the conventional dentures are ready.

What are partial dentures?

Like complete dentures, partial dentures are an appliance used to replace missing teeth. However, they are used when some of a patient’s natural teeth remain. Partial dentures are usually composed of a gum-colored base with replacement teeth attached to it. The denture is sometimes connected to the mouth by a metal framework. A fixed partial denture is also known as a dental bridge. The bridge is made of crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with an artificial tooth or teeth in between. This appliance is cemented permanently into place.

To learn whether dentures in Roseville, California, are right for you and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sonny Afshar and Dr. Fara Afshar, we invite you to contact Star Dental today!