Dentures & Partial Dentures

There are three types of dentures:

  • Complete denture
  • Immediate
  • Implant

Kay Dental Tucson DenturesComplete Denture:

A Complete Denture is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking two weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth.

Immediate Dentures:

Immediate Dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.

Implant Retained DentureImplant Retained Denture:

A Implant Retained Denture is for patients with minimal bone to support the denture after many years of being edentulous (toothless) and wearing dentures. Implant-retained dentures get a precision attachment that snap onto the implants, giving the patient the ability to speak and eat normally again, when there is no other option for denture support. Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.

Partial Denture:

Partial DentureA Partial Denture is to replace missing teeth while anchoring to the remaining teeth. Retained by small clasps that engage the teeth, the partial denture will secure itself in your mouth. Partial dentures will also help to maintain the spacing of your natural teeth. When teeth are lost or removed, the remaining teeth will often shift to eventually fill the gap created by the lost tooth. This change in teeth spacing can affect the way you bite. Partial dentures aim to prevent problems by working to keep your remaining teeth in their natural position.