A complete denture involves replacing an entire arch of missing teeth with an acrylic appliance that looks like teeth and can be worn and removed by the patient. For optimal results, we recommend waiting 2-4 months for healing after extraction of existing teeth before creating a new denture. During the healing period, temporary or “interim” dentures can be created and worn.
Like a complete denture, a partial denture involves replacing one or more missing teeth with an appliance that can be worn and removed by the patient. Several types of partial dentures exist, with the main difference being the type of material that each is made from.
For some patients, incorporating the use of implants into complete and partial dentures can improve retention and fit. As every case and patient is unique, Dr. Ogburn would love to discuss which type of appliance would work best for you!