A denture is an appliance that replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.
There are different types of dentures including:
- A conventional denture, which is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed. The process includes multiple appointments and can take 4-5 weeks.
- An immediate denture, which is inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted. This means no delay in having replacement teeth.
Dentures can be made to fit to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit and increasing chewing ability. Implant dentures are ideal for people who are looking for a more stable solution.