May 9, 2014

Types of Dentures

Posted in Larry Gottlieb DDS tagged , , , , , at 2:03 am by Larry Gottlieb DDS

Ranked among America’s Top Dentists by the Consumer Research Council of America, Larry Gottlieb, DDS, provides dentures and other oral health solutions for Bridgeport, Connecticut, patients. Dentures are not a one-size-fits-all treatment. Rather, patients may require partial or complete dentures, depending on their dental landscape. Complete dentures replace all of a patient’s teeth, meaning he or she must first have all existing teeth removed. About 12 weeks following the extractions, the time necessary for proper healing, a trained professional like Larry Gottlieb, DDS, can then fit the complete denture.

Partial dentures, on the other hand, help patients who have a number of healthy teeth remaining in the mouth, which provide a base for attaching the partial denture. The prosthetic has a gum-colored base, attached to which are artificial teeth. Partial dentures are fixed in the mouth by way of a metal framework and are removable. The device not only preserves natural appearance and function but also keeps teeth from drifting out of position and causing additional health problems.

For more information about Larry Gottlieb, DDS, and his denture-related treatment options, prospective patients can visit