Dentures – Partial and Complete

Dentist in Chicago, IL

Dentures are removable appliances used to replace missing teeth. They are custom-made to look natural and fit comfortably in your mouth. Dentures are generally made of acrylic resin but can also be made of a combination of other metals. There are two main types of dentures – complete and partial.

  • Complete Dentures are used to replace most or all of your missing teeth
  • Partial Dentures are used to replace several missing teeth. They rest on a metal framework that is attached to your natural teeth. Partial dentures attach to your teeth with metal or acrylic clasps. They should be removed nightly for overnight cleaning, as well as allowing your gums to breathe while you sleep.

Over time, please keep in mind that the structure of your gums and bone change. Adjustments to your dentures will be required to keep them fitting comfortably and securely. Contact us to schedule your appointment with our dentists. They will be able to determine which type of denture is best for you.