Dentures are artificial, removable teeth for people who do not have their own teeth. Dentures can be made on the upper or lower teeth or both. Although many techniques exist for making dentures, the technique that we use at Stonecreek Dental Care involves using high-quality materials and precision techniques resulting in a well-fitting and long-lasting denture.
There are 3 types of dentures: Conventional, immediate and overdentures.
Conventional dentures are made after all the teeth are removed and the gum tissues have healed.
An immediate denture is a denture that is made before the teeth are extracted. The term "immediate" refers to the fact that the denture is delivered the same day that the teeth are extracted, so that the patient will not have to be without teeth at all.
An overdenture is a denture that is held in place by dental implants (tiny titanium screws attached to the jaw bone) or a few remaining natural teeth, after the dentist has specially prepared them to hold the denture. The overdenture preserves the jaw bone and provides stability and support for the denture so that the denture stays in place. The overdenture supported by implants is the most comfortable and stable denture option and is what most dentists recommend.
Partials, or partial dentures, also known as removable partial dentures, are replacement teeth held in place by the remaining natural teeth, in a gum-colored plastic base. Partial dentures are custom-designed to fit the patient's remaining natural teeth and the shape of their gums. At Stonecreek Dental Care, we use high-quality materials and precision techniques resulting in a well-fitiing and long-lasting partial denture.