Full dentures (sometimes called dental plates or dental false teeth) and partial dentures are a removable option to replace missing teeth.
Partial dentures are an affordable way to replace missing teeth and use the remaining teeth and gum structure for support. Depending on Dr. Brito’s recommendation and your esthetic concerns, you can either receive a metal partial or a flexible clear partial. They are easily removed for cleaning or repair and are designed with a custom fit for you.
Full dentures are an all acrylic restoration replacing all missing teeth of the upper and/or lower jaws. Full dentures use the remaining bone and gum tissue to rest on for support. Many patients function very well with these restorations and report feeling quite comfortable. Others prefer to add support by placing implants below their dentures to help retain or completely support it.
Both partial and complete dentures are made using a local lab to ensure high quality and a quick turnaround time. Depending on the patient and their situation, there can be 2 to 5 steps to make a denture. Those steps include impression, bite registration, try-in, and delivery. Also depending the situation, it can take as little as 3 days to make a denture or up to 5-6 weeks, depending on the case.
Interested in dentures? Call Dr. Brito at (617) 766-8496 for a consultation.