What are Dentures?
Dentures are a form of prosthetic device used to replace missing teeth and surrounding oral tissue. Modern dentures are made in either removable or permanent bonded forms and can replace individual or a full mouth of teeth. Properly fitted dentures are nearly indistinguishable from your real teeth, making them an excellent option for patients suffering from tooth or tissue loss.
Types of Dentures
Complete Dentures: Complete dentures are created to replace a full jaw of teeth. They can be made after the teeth have been lost of removed (known as conventional dentures) or prior to removing teeth (immediate dentures)
Partial Dentures: Partial dentures are removable dentures held together by a bridge or wire and used to replace one or more missing teeth. Partial dentures are used for patients who still have some healthy teeth which do not need to be replaced.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures can help with a variety of oral health concerns. In addition to providing patents with a healthy, radiant smile, dentures can also improve self-confidence and help bring masticatory function back to normal, improving your ability to chew food.