Dentures are a removable oral appliance that gives you the appearance of a healthy mouth, teeth and gums.
Our Bloomfield Hills dentist may recommend you wear dentures if you recently lost teeth or had dental extraction.
Dentures make it easier to smile, talk, and eat with confidence after tooth loss.
Types of dentures:
- Full dentures
- Partial dentures
- Immediate dentures
- Conventional dentures
Full vs. Partial Dentures
Full dentures replace all your teeth, while partial dentures only replace a few teeth. Our dentist may recommend partial dentures to prevent adjacent teeth from tilting toward the open spaces left by missing teeth. Otherwise, a complete denture is recommended for your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both.
Conventional vs. Immediate Dentures
Your dentures can be conventional or immediate depending on when they’re made. If you would feel self-conscious being without teeth while you heal after tooth extraction, our dentist may recommend immediate dentures.
Like the name suggests, immediate dentures can be worn immediately after tooth removal. To make this possible, our dentist would need to measure and make a model of your jaw ahead of time. Since bones and gums can shrink while they heal, you may need to see our dentist to rebase or reline your immediate dentures. Conventional dentures may not need as much adjusting because they’re made after your gums and jaw heals.
Dr. Timothy Steimel DDS offers both full and partial dentures to patients after tooth loss. To schedule your appointment with our dentist in Bloomfield Hills MI, call (248) 335-4427.