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Different Types of Dentures

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
There are two types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures replace your entire set of upper or lower teeth, while partial dentures, with their metal framework, replace multiple missing teeth.

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Partial dentures are usually the most economical solution to replace missing teeth. If your partial denture is designed by an expert dentist like Dr. Courey, the results can be very beautiful and natural looking. The patient pictured at left had crowns on her front teeth and a partial denture to replace her back teeth, and the results are superb.

If you wear complete dentures, Dr. Courey may be able to help you improve your satisfaction with your dentures. Studies show that more than half the people with complete lower dentures are not happy with them. For complete upper dentures, the number of dissatisfied patients jumps to seventy-five percent. If you are contemplating dentures, talk to Dr. Courey about all the options first. He may help you find a solution that is more beneficial, both financially and for your quality of life.

It may take some time to adjust to your dentures. Speaking and eating may feel strange at first, but the expert fit designed by Dr. Courey will help you become accustomed to your new dentures quickly.
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