woman smiling with denture

Dentures have long been, and continue to be, a great way to replace missing teeth. Partial dentures can replace a few missing teeth, or full dentures can replace all of your teeth. Even better is that modern materials have made dentures very natural looking.

Why Would I Need Dentures?

There is one simple reason to have dentures: your teeth are missing. It might be one, several, or all of your teeth that are missing. It could be because of decay, gum disease, age, or an accident that caused mouth trauma. The primary function of dentures is to replace the missing teeth, but they also perform a couple of other functions, such as providing support for lip and cheek tissue in the area of the missing teeth and providing crucial support to remaining natural teeth so that they will not shift out of alignment.

What Kind Of Dentures Are There?

There are two basic types of dentures: partial and full. Partial dentures are used when a patient is missing some teeth but has some natural teeth remaining. The replacement teeth are secured to a plastic base that is slipped into the mouth. If the partial denture is for the upper teeth, a flesh-colored base is used to cover the roof of the mouth. Partial dentures for the lower jaw will have a horseshoe-shaped base so that the tongue will not be impeded. The second main type of denture is the full denture for those who are missing all of their teeth.

Will Anyone Know I Am Wearing Dentures?

Modern day dentures look very natural. Your smile will look real and allow you to enjoy life as usual!

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