Removable dentures are used to replace missing teeth in your mouth. There are various types of removable dentures depending on your needs.
Removable Partial Dentures: Partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth in patients who have natural teeth remaining. Removable partial dentures often have a metal framework to give it strength and pink or gum colored acrylic which attaches the missing teeth. In some cases, a full pink acrylic partial or flexible partial can be made.
Removable Complete Dentures: Removable complete dentures are used when you are missing all of your natural teeth in an arch. Complete dentures are made of pink or gum colored acrylic which attaches the missing teeth.
The fabrication of removable dentures generally takes 5 appointments to your dentist's office. Several impressions are taken to ensure a perfect fit, along with measurements of your jaw and bite. You will also be given the opportunity to modify the color and shape of your new teeth prior to completion of your denture, giving you the smile you have always dreamed of.
New dentures often take several weeks to adjust to, and will feel different from your natural teeth or previous denture. It takes some practice and patience to get used to eating, talking, inserting and removing your new denture. Sore spots sometimes develop under new dentures which will need to be adjusted by your dentist. Removable dentures do need periodic adjusting as clasps can become loose, teeth can shift, and your bone levels may change.