What Are Dentures?

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Dentures are one way to replace missing teeth. Patients lose or may be missing their teeth for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Poor Oral Hygiene
  • Periodontal (Gum Disease)
  • Genetic Defects
  • Diet or Medications
  • Trauma

Dentures can restore SOME of your chewing abilities and improve the appearance of the smile that is missing teeth.

The Dentures Procedure

There are several types of dentures:

  • Removable partial dentures – for patients who are missing some, but not all, of their teeth
  • Fixed partial dentures (also known as permanent bridges) – are made from crowns that are fitted on your remaining natural teeth.
  • Complete Dentures or full dentures are for patients who are missing all of the teeth on their upper or lower arches.
  • Implant Dentures. Sometimes dentures can be stabilized if they are combined with dental implants. This increases how comfortable your denture is and also your chewing ability.