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Whether you’re missing a single tooth are all of your teeth, dentures can return your smile to its full, bright, and shining form. Read below to find out about the differences between complete and partial dentures.


Complete dentures can replace all of your teeth! This kind of denture comes in two varieties: conventional and immediate. Conventional complete dentures are made about two to three months after all teeth have been pulled so that your can gums can heal; this evades the need to readjust immediately cast dentures, but patients will not have any false teeth during the healing period. Immediate complete dentures are formed immediately after tooth removal, and they need frequent professional adjustments because bones and gums shift during healing.


Because they replace less than a full set of teeth, partial dentures might be right for you if you’re only missing some of your teeth. Bridges of partial dentures position artificial teeth in place of the wearer’s missing teeth and are installed in the mouth with clasps that fix to natural teeth. Dr. Eli J. Lawrence may suggest tooth removal and recommend complete dentures if your original teeth are in poor condition.

Are you ready to restore your complete smile? Phone our practice, Eli Lawrence, DDS, in Chicago, Illinois, at 312-236-9895 to make an appointment now. We’re ready to help you smile big and bright again!