Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace your natural teeth and gums.
Sometimes an accident, poor oral health care, aging or disease can leave a patient with only a few healthy teeth or even none at all. In these cases, dentures can be a viable solution. Dentures are also a good option for individuals whose teeth are not healthy enough to support dental bridges. Dentures look and function like natural teeth and may require repairs from time to time. They are a great option to restore functionality to your mouth and improve your smile. Dentures can be made as partial or complete set depending on the need of the patient.
There are different types of dentures:
- Full Dentures (Conventional Dentures, Immediate Dentures and Overdentures): These kinds of dentures are often referred to as “false teeth.” These are used when all of a patient’s natural teeth are lost. Complete dentures are held in place by suction and can be taken out as desired.
Our dentists can help you understand the differences in more details and can also advice you on the best solution for your teeth so that you continue enjoying life for many years to come.
- Partial Dentures: These kinds of dentures are also called “removable partial denture prostheses” or “partials.” Partial dentures are held in place by a clasp close to natural teeth and can be taken out at night for cleaning.