A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
A Complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
Dear Friends and Patients,
The team at HomeTown Dental holds the safety of our patients and their families as our utmost top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic as it is always rapidly changing. We are following stringent guidelines from all public health officials including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).
Our office strictly adheres to infection control procedures and universal precautions recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) to prevent the spread of any infectious disease which now includes COVID-19. The ADA has recommended additional guidelines in light of the COVID-19 pandemic which are in place in our office at this time.
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We appreciate and sincerely thank our patients during this time.
Dr. Woody Soonattrakul
Dr. Joseph Gross
The HomeTown Dental Team