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Denture Care and Types!

Updated: Jan 30, 2020

Capeside Dental specializes in denture removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are 2 types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain

Dentist in West Melbourne FL | Capeside Dental
Dentist in West Melbourne FL | Capeside Dental

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Here at Capeside Dental, we make our dentures in-house. Dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.


Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, you do not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.


Partial Dentures


When getting a partial denture removed or a bridge it usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This "bridge" is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, but it also prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance. Capeside Dental located in West Melbourne Florida has been specializing in denture services for over 20 years. Contact us for an estimate today.


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