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Dentures

When most or all your natural teeth have been lost, dentures provide many benefits:

  • Restore your self-esteem
  • Regain your eating ability
  • Aid speaking ability
  • Give support back to the lips and cheeks (giving you a natural and younger appearance)

 

A Complete Denture is placed in the patient’s mouth after all the teeth have been extracted and the gum tissue has healed. Healing takes anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending upon the patient.

An Immediate Denture is placed the same day the teeth are extracted. The advantage to an Immediate Denture is that the patient does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.

 

A Partial Denture or “removable bridge” replaces one or more missing teeth, but there must be teeth remaining for the partial to attach to. Unlike a Fixed Bridge, a partial is removable. A partial will prevent other teeth from shifting, preserving your remaining teeth.

Dr. Gaba utilizes biocompatibility testing to determine the best material for your partials or dentures. Non-metal partials are typically preferred for most patients.