• Full & Partial Dentures

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Denture is a great way to replace missing teeth, and it's the most cost-effective of all tooth replacement options. Although it takes some time to get used to your new denture, it's removable, and dentures are natural looking and very comfortable to wear.

There are mainly two types of dentures: full and partial dentures. Your Modesto dentists will help you find the right denture.

Once you choose the right type of dentures, you'll have an acrylic base on your gum. The base of the upper denture covers the roof of your mouth, and the base of the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue.

  • Conventional Full Denture
    A conventional full denture is placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. Healing may take several months, during which time you are without teeth.

  • Immediate Full Denture
    An immediate full denture is inserted immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. (Your dentist takes measurements and makes models of your jaw during a prior visit.) While immediate dentures offer the benefit of never having to be without your teeth, they must be relined several months after being inserted. The reason is that the bone supporting the teeth reshapes as it heals, causing the denture to become loose.

  • Partial Denture
    A partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.

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