Dentures are removable prostheses used to replace missing teeth as well as restoring aesthetics and function. Every denture case is unique and requires the clinical skill and judgment of the dentist to provide the best possible treatment.
Dentures are available in two main forms:
- Full dentures replace all your natural teeth once they have been lost.
- Partial dentures replace missing teeth, where one or more of your natural teeth remain.
Full/ Complete Dentures
Complete dentures replace all of a patient’s teeth. They sit on top of the gums, as opposed to dental bridges that are anchored to existing teeth
This is a plate with a number of false teeth on it. It may be all plastic or a mixture of metal and plastic. Both types may have clips (clasps), to help keep the denture in place in the mouth