If a patient is missing most or all of their permanent teeth, Dr. Karey may recommend dentures in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dentures are appliances that replace missing teeth and tissues and restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. Our office offers both complete and partial dentures.
Complete dentures, which can either be conventional or immediate, are used when all of a patient’s natural teeth are missing. Conventional dentures are made after any remaining teeth are removed and the gums have had some time to heal. Conventional dentures are ready to be placed about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures are made ahead of time so they can be placed as soon as your teeth are removed. The wearer does not have to go without teeth while their jaws are healing. However, the bones and gums in the jaw shrink during healing, so immediate dentures are usually only used as temporary dentures.
Partial dentures are used when one or more teeth are still in the upper or lower jaw. Removable partial dentures are made of replacement teeth connected to a gum-colored base. This is sometimes connected to your teeth by a metal framework. Precision partial dentures have internal attachments instead of clasps, which makes it more aesthetic.
To learn which type of denture is right for you, contact our office and schedule an appointment today.