Experience Reliable Tooth Replacement with Full & Partial Dentures in Edmond, OK
Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for hundreds of years now, and today, their modern counterparts are still widely regarded as reliable and effective by many patients who’ve suffered extensive tooth loss. Here in Edmond, you can trust in Dr. John Polkinghorne’s exceptional attention to detail and clinical perfectionism when it comes to the creation of your new denture. Our prosthetics are always stable, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing. If you’re from Nichols Hills, OK or a surrounding area, don’t hesitate to contact us today and schedule an appointment with our dedicated team.
What Are The Different Types of Dentures?
The two main types of dentures are complete (full) or partial. Complete dentures are recommended when the patient has lost an entire arch of natural teeth, requiring a prosthetic that will cover the gum line and stay in place with the help of natural suction. Partial dentures are designed to fill the spaces left by missing teeth along a single arch while leaving remaining natural teeth in place. It’s anchored within the smile through the use of strategic clips and brackets.
A complete denture can also be designated as “conventional” or “immediate.” Conventional dentures are designed and crafted after remaining natural teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has successfully healed; this process usually takes 4-6 weeks, which means patients will have to go without their teeth during that time. In comparison, immediate dentures are created in advance and designed to be worn immediately after the teeth are removed. This provides patients with adequate coverage as their oral tissues heal. Once this happens, adjustments will be made by Dr. John to ensure a more secure and confident fit.
If you find yourself dissatisfied with the removable denture, there’s another option as well here at Dr. John’s practice: implant-retained dentures. These customized prosthetics are designed to anchor to dental implants surgically placed within the jawbone, creating a more permanent and lifelike replacement that will serve patients well for many years.