Full dentures and partial dentures can be used to replace teeth that are missing. Dentures can be made to look and feel like real teeth, and are individually fitted to each patient's mouth. Over dentures are fitted over remaining teeth and are more stable than full dentures. For full dentures, some remaining teeth may need to be extracted. Partial dentures are used for patients who have lost relatively few teeth. They prevent shifting of other teeth and recreate the smile.
Dentures have been used to replace teeth since the days of the building of the Pyramids. Well-made dentures will make you look good, allow you to eat almost all foods without embarrassment, and will restore the facial contour around the mouth. It is worth considering dental implants alongside dentures. Very often any movement of a denture can be prevented by simple placement of a couple of implants to â€œlockâ€ the denture into position. Dentures last for many years, but they and the mouth should be checked once a year. Dentures will need to be replaced after about five years.
Dentures are false teeth. They are typically made from impressions (molds) that are taken of the inside of the mouth and they are made of a type of plastic or porcelain that duplicates the shape, size and function of the teeth. They are a removable appliance to replace your teeth.