A complete denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces all of your missing teeth in an arch and the surrounding tissue.
It's made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile. There are two types of complete dentures:
- This type is made after your teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time, you’ll go without teeth.
- This type is made in advance and immediately placed after your teeth are removed, thus preventing you from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, Dr. Ochev will make adjustments.
A denture is a very durable appliance and will last many years, but may have to be readjusted, repaired, or replaced due to normal wear.