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What are conventional dentures?

Conventional dentures are a full removable denture. It is made and placed in your mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. This may take several months. 

Conventional dentures are one of two types of complete denture. All complete dentures cover the entire jaw -- either upper or lower -- and are used for people who are missing all of their teeth. Conventional dentures are different from other complete dentures because they are not inserted until after any remaining natural teeth are removed and gums are completely healed, which usually takes about four weeks. Usually, conventional dentures are custom made for each person's mouth in a process that takes several months. Your dentist will surgically remove any remaining teeth, ask you about how you'd like the dentures to look, take an impression of your mouth, and have several trial fittings once the conventional denture is actually made.

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