False teeth come in lots of varieties depending on the patient’s number and alignment of missing chompers. Broadly speaking, false teeth come in one of two styles: complete or partial dentures.
The most well-known false teeth are complete dentures, which replace all chompers and come in conventional and immediate kinds. Conventional complete dentures will replace teeth two to three months after tooth removal so that gums can heal; but this means wearers will be without teeth during their gum-healing stage. Immediate complete dentures, on the other hand, are ready for placement right away after pearly whites are removed; the drawback being necessary modifications to the dentures because gums and bones shift during healing.
Partial dentures, in contrast to complete dentures, are designed to replace less than a full set of chompers. A bridge of partial false teeth will contain pseudo pearly whites in patches matched to your missing natural teeth and will be held in place in your oral cavity using clasps that latch to the remaining natural teeth. However, if your remaining teeth are badly injured, then Dr. Christopher Hulen might endorse extracting your teeth and opting for complete false teeth rather than partial false teeth.
If you’re missing one or more of your teeth, let Hulen Family Dentistry in Tipton, Indiana, get your oral health back on track with dentures. Give them a call at 765-675-8745 to schedule your next appointment.