A denture is a prosthetic device used to replace missing teeth. There are two types of dentures: complete and partial.
Complete dentures are needed when all of the natural teeth have been removed. They can be either conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are ready for placement in about 8-12 weeks after teeth removal. Immediate dentures are a temporary solution until the conventional dentures are made.
Partial dentures are a removable denture or bridge that is attached to a gum-colored base. This type of denture is only needed if some of the natural teeth need to be removed. Partial dentures also prevent the surrounding natural teeth from shifting position.
Most dental insurance providers cover some or all of the dentures cost. Contact your insurance company to find out the specifics of what will be covered.Browse Full Glossary