Fits like a “tooth”!
Complete dentures are best intended for patients missing all their teeth. Whether you came to the dentist missing all teeth or needed teeth extracted, complete dentures can offer solutions to both situations. If you have teeth removed, then you’ll wear a temporary denture while your gum tissue heals. This is known as an immediate denture is provided right after teeth are extracted so you don’t have to be without teeth while your permanent denture is being made. However, you’ll need to come back for adjustments throughout this healing period as your bone and gums change shape.
Once the complete denture is fabricated, you’ll come back to make sure they fit properly. Keep in mind that your immediate denture is only a temporary solution and should not be the denture you rely on long-term.
Partial dentures are meant to only replace a handful of teeth, however they’re more comprehensive than a traditional bridge. For example, if you’re missing consecutive teeth on both sides of a single arch, a partial denture would be the best solution. When you’re only missing a handful of teeth, your remaining teeth can easily begin to shift into these open spaces if a denture isn’t in place.