Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
Complete dentures: These are used when all teeth in the upper or lower jaw are missing. Complete dentures consist of a flesh-colored acrylic base that fits over the gums and a full set of replacement teeth.
2. Partial dentures: These are used when some natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to a metal or acrylic base that is designed to fit around existing teeth.
Dentures can take some time to adjust to, and it may take several weeks to get used to speaking and eating with them. It is important to properly care for your dentures with regular cleaning and maintenance to ensure they last as long as possible.
If you are missing teeth, dentures may be a suitable option to restore your smile and improve your oral health. Talk to your dentist to determine if dentures are the right option for your individual needs.