A denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Dentures are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and will often improve your smile. There are two types of available dentures, complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing and partial dentures are used when some of the natural teeth remain.
Partial Denture vs Complete Denture
A partial denture not only replaces missing teeth, but also prevents remaining teeth from shifting.
A complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, which usually takes 4 to 6 weeks, during which time the patient will not have teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and placed immediately after teeth have been removed, preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the gum tissues heal and shrink, the dentures will need to be adjusted.
Reasons for needing a denture may include:
- Complete denture – loss of all teeth in an arch
- Partial denture – loss of several teeth in an arch
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues
- Improving chewing, speech and digestion
All On 4 Implant-Supported Dentures
Koch Park Dental in Florissant near St Louis offers beautiful, custom, high-quality removable dentures and implant supported dentures. Get all this in one day with our All-On-4 procedure, an extraordinary new technique that gives our patients 90% of their chewing ability back in a single appointment, with less pain and at a much lower cost! The All-On-4 procedure utilizes state-of-the-art computer-aided surgery technology and allows us to fabricate a precise computerized surgical guide of our patient’s mouth. This allows us to create the fixed bridge in advance of your surgery. There is absolutely no bone grafting, no sinus grafting or lift, no incision or suture placement and no healing time required. This technique has revolutionized the dentistry field as it is least invasive and most affordable solution for denture patients.
Contact us to discuss your situation and if our All-On-4 procedure might be a good option for you if you are in the St Louis – Hazelwood area.