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Posts for: November, 2015

By St. Charles Family Dentistry
November 06, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Specialty Dentures  

Dentures used to be a one-size-fits-all solution to missing teeth, but thanks to specialty dentures, you can choose the denture type that's right for you. Your St. Charles dentist Lynn Lipskis, DDS, knows you want dentures that fit well without slipping. She and dentists Dentures Edmund Lipskis, DDS, MS, and Dana Lipskis, DDS, share information about the various denture types available.

Conventional full dentures

Complete dentures, also known as full dentures, are used if you no longer have any teeth. After any remaining teeth are removed, you'll need to wait several weeks to months for your mouth to heal before you receive your full denture. Your dentist may recommend an immediate denture or temporary denture while you wait. Replacing missing teeth with dentures is essential not only to your oral health, but also to your general health. Without teeth, it's difficult to eat the range of foods necessary for good nutrition.

Immediate dentures

Immediate dentures are placed in your mouth when your remaining teeth are removed. As your gums and jaw bone heal, some shrinkage occurs, which affects the fit of these dentures. After healing takes place, your immediate dentures will need to be adjusted or you may choose to wear full dentures.

Partial dentures

As the name implies, partial dentures are an option when only some teeth are missing. Partial dentures may be fixed or removable.

Upper dentures

Upper dentures are used in your upper jaw only.


Overdentures are false teeth held in place by titanium dental implants or natural teeth. Either end of the row of artificial teeth covers a natural tooth or implant, which provides stability for the overdentures.


Flippers are removable dentures that replace one or more teeth. These dentures are usually a temporary solution until you can wear a bridge or complete dentures.

Don't let missing teeth ruin your smile. Call St. Charles dentist Lynn Lipskis, DDS, or Edmund Lipskis, DDS, MS, and Dana Lipskis, DDS, to find out which type of specialty dentures are best for you. Call (630) 377-3131 to make an appointment today.