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Definition of Conventional Denture


Updated May 16, 2009

Definition of Conventional Denture
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What is the definition of a conventional dentures?

A conventional denture is made for the dental patient 6 to 8 weeks after the initial extraction of the teeth. They are fabricated when the immediate denture that was placed the day of the extractions no longer fits because the bone and tissues have changed shape after healing from the surgery. All dentures made after the initial, immediate denture, are considered conventional dentures.

Conventional dentures replace either the upper or lower teeth in the oral cavity.

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