Dentures and Partials
There are two types of dentures: complete dentures, and partial dentures. Partial dentures are ideal when your dentist advises you to save as many teeth as possible. Partial dentures are removable, made up of replacement teeth attached to a plastic base. This denture is then usually connected to a frame that allows the partial to remain in place.
Unlike partial dentures, complete dentures are necessary when all of your teeth are missing. You have a choice of having a “conventional” or “immediate” complete denture. What’s the difference?
Well, “conventional” complete dentures allow the mouth to heal while a denture is being made. An “immediate” complete denture is made before pulling teeth, so it can be fitted immediately following teeth removal, but may require more adjustments.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), “dentures can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile!”
Please schedule an appointment with Dr. DiStefano to discuss your concerns and care plan. As one of the premiere dentists in Howell, Michigan, Dr. DiStefano has over 30 years experience caring for his patients’ health. He strives to educate his patients and improve their lives through dental care and disease prevention.