What is a denture? A denture is a replacement for teeth that have fallen or broken. The great thing about dentures is that they are removable. Generally, there are two major categories of dentures. They are complete (or full) dentures and partial dentures. What is the difference between these two types of dentures? Well, full dentures are placed in when all teeth are missing whereas partial dentures are utilized when some natural teeth remain.
There are two types of complete dentures: conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are ready to be placed in the mouth about eight to twelve weeks after the teeth have been extracted. They are made after the teeth have been taken out and the surrounding gum tissue has begun to heal. On the other hand, immediate dentures are ready to be placed in right after the teeth have been removed because they are made in advance. Because of their immediate nature, immediate dentures allow patients to not have to wait without teeth during their healing process. That is a great advantage of immediate denture of conventional dentures. However, their shortcoming lies in the fact that immediate dentures require more adjustments to fit well. They are also considered a temporary solution to the problem and are taken out when conventional dentures are available.
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