Dr. Khaldoun Ajlouni is a board-certified prosthodontist in Southlake, TX, who has overseen courses in removable prosthetics at leading universities in the United States. He is well versed in the new technological advances as well as techniques involving both fixed and removable prosthetics. He will work diligently to give you the best treatment results possible.
There are a few different types of dentures available, and it helps to know the difference.
Complete dentures – These are full removable dentures that replace all of the teeth in your mouth. They either can be conventional, which means your tissues must be given several months to heal after remaining teeth are removed, or they can be immediate and placed the same day as your extractions. That way, you can still enjoy an improved smile while your mouth heals. Some adjustments may be necessary at the beginning of treatment.
Partial dentures – If you still have one or more natural teeth, you may improve your smile with a removable partial denture, which has replacement teeth connected to a gum-colored base.
Overdentures – This is placed over remaining natural teeth or dental implants to enhance the appearance of your smile while keeping stability and support in the jawbone.