A denture is one of the options we present to replace missing teeth. It is when acrylic teeth are placed on material that look like gums, pinkish in color. This is removable appliance that can be used to replace one or many teeth. It can also be an interim option when doing implants.
Dentures are used to replace missing teeth so that you can restore function and esthetics.
As with any appliance, it does take getting used to. To learn how to eat and talk with them. At times you can develop sore spots, for which you come in and have adjustments made. With loss of teeth, your mouth changes, so an older denture can become loose over time. Then it will be time to make a new one.
A complete denture replaces all the missing teeth, in either the entire mouth or just the upper or just the lower jaw.
This is an option when a patient wants teeth immediately after an extraction for esthetic reasons. These are given right after an extraction. As the gums heal, they will become loose. At that time, we either reline or replace them with new dentures. This is just a temporary or interim denture until a more permanent one can be made.
As the name suggests, this is a more economical option to replace missing teeth. It is to replace one or more teeth.
These can come in a few types, including:
1) Cast Metal Partial Denture
2) Acrylic Partial Denture
3)Flexi Denture-Most esthetic