Dr. Burnett has spent many years continuing his education within the dentistry field. In fact, if you take a moment to look at his credentials and extensive educational background, you’ll find that Dr. Burnett brings a level of expertise that few other dentists do. His passion for his profession comes from an understanding of how vital a fully functioning set of teeth is to each and every one of us. Without functional teeth, your quality of life is greatly diminished. Now, imagine what life would be like with no teeth at all. For his patients in and around the Garland, TX, area who are living without teeth – or those patients who need to have their teeth extracted for whatever reason – Dr. Burnett is pleased to put his many years of experience into practice by providing comfortable and attractive full sets of dentures.
Types of Dentures
Generally speaking, there are two categories of dentures, both of which relate to how and when they are first fitted for the patient. These two categories are conventional and immediate.
If you have already lost your teeth, Dr. Burnett will fit you with a new set of conventional dentures. Although modern dental technology has improved the fit, comfort and appearance of dentures, this type is still called “conventional” because they are fitted onto gum tissue that has already healed.
The second category is called an “immediate” denture. Although the appliance itself is very much the same as conventional dentures, immediate dentures are fitted onto the patient’s gums immediately after the teeth have been extracted. The obvious advantage to immediate dentures is that the patient doesn’t need to live without teeth for a certain amount of time after extraction. Instead, Dr. Burnett fits the patient with their new set of dentures right away. The disadvantage of this type of denture is that they do need to be relined from time to time after the initial fitting since the gum tissue changes shape during the course of the healing process.