Dentures are removable artificial teeth that are used to replace missing teeth. They are designed to look and function like natural teeth and can be used to improve the appearance of the smile and restore the ability to chew, speak, and bite properly.
There are two types of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures.
Complete Dentures: Complete dentures are used to replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They are removable and are held in place by suction or with the help of a denture adhesive.
Partial Dentures: Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are made up of a metal or acrylic framework that holds the artificial teeth in place and attaches to the remaining natural teeth.
Dentures are custom-made to fit the individual’s mouth and are designed to be comfortable to wear. They are typically made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal.
Dentures can be a good option for people who have lost most or all of their teeth, but they do require some adjustments and maintenance. They may need to be relined or remade as the shape of the jaw and mouth change over time. It’s important to consult with a dentist to determine if dentures are the right option for you and to discuss which type of denture would be the best fit.