Types of Dentures

Patients with missing teeth find comfort in denture treatments.

Dentures are removable teeth and tissue replacements available at Christopher T. Griffin D.M.D. Family and General Dentistry in Greenwood, SC. During your visit, Dr. Griffin explains the types of dentures and recommends the best one for you. If you have at least one natural tooth, Dr. Griffin uses partial dentures. When all the teeth are gone, there are complete dentures.

Partial dentures are removable. The teeth are attached to a gum colored plastic base. For a more natural look, a precision partial denture has internal attachments instead of clasps.

Complete dentures come in two forms.

Immediate dentures are pre-made and positioned as soon as teeth are removed. Gums and bones shrink as they heal after a tooth is removed. Therefore, immediate dentures require more adjustments. They are best considered as an interim solution until conventional dentures are created.

Traditional dentures are made after the teeth are removed, and gum tissue heals. Developing them takes a few weeks. First, the dentist makes a series of impressions of your jaw and measures their relation to each other. This determines how much space is between them, and their relation to each other. Next, he creates models of the dentures he’s customizing for you. Third, you place it in your mouth, and he checks it for color, fit, and shape. Fourth, he casts the denture. Dr. Griffin will make adjustments as necessary. You can look forward to wearing them eight to 12 weeks after your teeth were removed.

Would you like to rejuvenate your smile with a denture treatment? Does either of these methods appeal to you? Let’s talk further about your options. Call Christopher T. Griffin D.M.D. Family and General Dentistry and our team will assist you. Dial (864) 229-2610.


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