Enjoy a Natural Looking Smile With Custom Dentures
Custom Dentures and Partial Dentures Dentist in Abilene TX
A denture is a removable dental appliance that is a replacement for missing teeth. Custom dentures are created to closely resemble your natural teeth and should enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – partial and complete.
Partial dentures may be a good choice when some of your teeth are missing, but some natural teeth remain. The partial denture fills in the gaps created by the missing teeth and prevents the remaining teeth from shifting.
Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing on either the upper or lower arch. Complete dentures may be either ‘immediate’ or ‘conventional’.
- Immediate dentures are dentures that are placed on the same day that they teeth are removed, thus keeping you from having to go without teeth during the healing process.
- Conventional Dentures are created after the teeth have been extracted and the gum tissue has healed. This usually takes from 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth.
Custom dentures enable you to eat more easily and speak more clearly. In addition, they support your lips and cheeks which gives you a more attractive and youthful appearance.