Missing teeth cause a host of problems, from difficulty speaking and eating to low self-confidence to jawbone deterioration. A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Dentures are custom created to resemble natural teeth and are positioned to take the place of natural teeth.
Full Dentures: Full dentures are a complete top or bottom row of teeth mounted on a gum-colored base. Dentures can be closed or open palate, and they require denture adhesive to hold them in place. All the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months before the tissue heals completely.
Partial Dentures: A partial denture, commonly referred to as simply a partial, consists of multiple teeth on a gum colored base. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Your dentures may take some time to get used to. Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years. Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures. Dentures may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.