A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available, partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain, while complete dentures are used to completely replace all teeth. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve your smile!
Complete Dentures - This restoration method is used to restore your smile and mouth function if all your teeth have been lost. The dentures are custom created to resemble natural teeth and are positioned into a patients mouth to take the place of where the natural teeth used to be. Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.
Partial Dentures - A removable partial denture is a device used when some natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a metal and gum-colored plastic base which is held in place in the mouth by the remaining natural teeth. This fills the space created by missing teeth, as well as creates a support for remaining teeth to prevent shifting. This appliance is removed from the mouth at night.