Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth and tissue. When a patient loses many or all of their teeth, dentures give you the ability to chew and speak just as usual. Dentures also support a natural-looking smile and facial structure, preventing the sunken lower facial features that occur from loss of teeth and gum tissue.
Complete dentures replace the whole set of teeth in an arch. This can be either the major ( maxillary ) arch and / or the lower ( mandibular ) arch. Partial dentures replace some of the teeth, when some natural teeth remain.
Creating your ultimate set of dentures may require one or two appointments over a period of several weeks. Your dentist will take precise molds and measurements. After the dentures are fabricated, further fittings and changes might be required to guarantee a desired fit, function and appearance. Your dentist will also provide steering for perfect care and cleaning.