DENTURES & PARTIAL DENTURES
Dentures are 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.
At Horizon Dental Care we specialize in creating custom, comfortable and handcrafted dentures in our professional, in-house Denture Laboratory.
There are two types of dentures - complete and partial dentures.
- Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing.
- 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."
- Conventional type denture 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. At Horizon Dental Care we offer same day repairs (in most cases), partials with no clasps or with tooth colored clasps, and personalized, worry-free, comfortable dentistry.