At Chapman Family Dentistry we often provide patients with temporary dentures while they are undergoing certain dentistry procedures. What are temporary dentures? As the name implies, these dentures are temporary and are not intended to last for a long time (months at most) or to be used to eat. They are strictly for cosmetic purposes while healing takes place so that a more permanent restoration can be placed. For this reason, they are usually made of less expensive materials. The temporary denture is secured in place to work similar to a retainer, as it can be taken in and out at any time. This can be a great service if you have recently received dental care and are awaiting another procedure or for something to heal.
These dentures are a good option if you are only missing a few teeth and do not require a full set of dentures. A full set of dentures is only used when there are no natural teeth left in the mouth. Partial dentures are held in place by a base that secures it in place and matches the color of your gums. This service can provide a solution to help maintain a normalcy with speaking, eating, chewing, etc. Dr. Chapman and staff can help determine if this service is right for you. Contact us to explore your options.