Dentures replace missing teeth and their
adjacent tissues with a removable dental appliance made
of acrylic resin and, in some cases, a combination of
are the different types of dentures?
There are four primary types of dentures:
This type of denture replaces all of the teeth
and their adjacent tissues.
Partial dentures act as dental bridges as they
"bridge" the gap between a missing
tooth or teeth.
Conventional dentures allow a recovery time
(usually 4 to 8 weeks) after all of the teeth are
extracted before the dentures are placed in the
This type of denture does not allow a healing
period after all of the teeth are removed. The
denture is immediately fit into the mouth after
all teeth are removed. Additional adjustments in
the fitting of this type of denture procedure may
be necessary as healing occurs.
health care and dentures:
- Daily remove and
brush the denture carefully with a brush and
toothpaste, both specifically designed for
- Avoid the use of
harsh abrasive cleaners on your denture.
- Avoid cleaning and/or
sterilizing your denture in boiling water, or
damage to the denture is likely to occur.
- If a partial denture
is in place, remove it before brushing the
- Once removed, keep
the denture in a safe place, out of the reach of
- Once removed, soak
the denture in a proper cleansing solution or
- Have your teeth
cleaned every 6 months by an oral health