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False teeth come in multiple types depending on the patient’s quantity and location of missing pearly whites. Broadly speaking, false teeth come in one of two styles: complete or partial.

The most well-known false teeth are complete false teeth, which replace all pearly whites and come in conventional and immediate varieties. Conventional complete dentures will replace pearly whites two to three months after tooth removal so that gums can recuperate; but this means wearers will be without teeth during their gum-recuperation period. Immediate complete false teeth, on the other hand, are ready for placement instantly after teeth are taken out; the drawback being needed adjustments to the dentures because gums and bones shift during recuperation.

Partial dentures, in contrast to complete dentures, are shaped to replace less than a full set of pearly whites. A bridge of partial false teeth will contain pseudo pearly whites in patches corresponding to your missing natural pearly whites and will be held in place in your mouth using clasps that latch to the remaining natural teeth. However, if your remaining pearly whites are badly injured, then Dr. Mark Hughen might suggest extracting your teeth and opting for complete false teeth rather than partial false teeth.

If you’re missing one or more of your teeth, let Primary Dental Clinic in Midland, Texas, get your dental health back on track with dentures. Give them a call at 432-570-7080 to pencil in your next visit.