Dentures are a removable option for teeth replacement. Dentures take some getting used to and do not feel the same as your natural teeth. The good news about dentures is new technology in the dental field makes modern dentures more natural looking and more comfortable than traditional dentures.
Dentures can be either full or partial depending on your needs. Dr. Burton Melton will help you choose the option that is best for you based on the amount of teeth you need replaced and the variation in cost of dentures in Albuquerque. All of these factors will be discussed during a consultation where Dr. Melton will explain your options and the processes of those options.
If all of your teeth have been removed, full dentures are used to replace them. Often teeth are removed due to severe cases of gum disease or advanced decay. Dentures can either be conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are usually placed about 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed, and the gums have had time to begin to heal. Immediate dentures, suggestive of their name, are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed. They allow you to have teeth during the healing process. Usually they need to be realigned or redesigned after your gums are fully healed due to shifting and changes during the healing process.
Partial dentures are used when there are one or more natural teeth remaining. They are designed to fit around the remaining, healthy teeth. They can be removable or fixed. Removable partial dentures are designed so they can be removed for either cleaning or eating. Fixed partial dentures are also fitted around the natural teeth, but are cemented into place. They are fixed using surrounding natural teeth for support.
For more information about dentures in Albuquerque and the cost of dentures in Albuquerque call the office of Dr. Melton today.