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Dentures/Partial and Full
Intermediate full dentures are another type of a complete denture. Intermediate dentures are worn after your teeth are removed and while your gums heal. This type of denture does not involve a period without teeth. Intermediate full dentures require dental visits before your tooth extraction to plan and fabricate the dentures. It may also require appointments after the initial fitting for adjustments to achieve an ideal fit.
Partial dentures are removable replacements for a series of extracted teeth. Partial dentures are held in place by attachments to adjacent natural teeth. The adjacent teeth are typically crowned to increase stability.
Take care when handling your dentures. They are fragile and can break. It is helpful to remove and insert your dentures while leaning over a folded towel placed on your vanity or a full sink of water. This can reduce the impact if you accidentally drop them.
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