Full & Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available – complete and partial. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Please feel free to contact Clarity Dental at 732-254-6669 and speak with our staff to see if Dr. Ramla Ahmed can help you with dentures in East Brunswick, NJ.
Complete dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Complete dentures take about 8-12 weeks to process after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has started to heal. The healing process is important because a denture will not stay in place if it is ready to be placed before the gum tissue has healed.
Unlike a conventional denture, an immediate denture is made when the teeth are removed, and can be put in immediately. This means that there is no need to be without teeth for the healing process. But bones and gums tend to shrink during the healing process, which can make it hard for an immediate denture to fit properly and therefore should only be considered a temporary solution until a conventional one can be created.
A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth which are attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base. This base is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth and can also be made without it. A fixed partial denture replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them, then cementing them into place. The denture not only fills in gaps caused by missing teeth, it also prevents other teeth from moving position.