Replacing lost or missing teeth has substantial benefits for your health and appearance.
A complete or full denture replaces the natural teeth and provides support for cheeks and lips.
Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make a person appear older and reduce their ability to eat and speak.
A denture is an appliance which is worn to replace lost or missing teeth, to enable you to enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. A complete or full denture is one that replaces all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws. A partial denture fills inthe spaces created by lost or missing teeth, and is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.
The base of a denture is called a plate and can be made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal. The teeth are normally made of acrylic and can be made to match your natural teeth. This is especially important in the case of partial dentures.
If teeth are extracted immediately before the fitting of a denture, then shrinkage of the gums will occur as they heal. As a result of this the denture may become ill fitting. To correct this a new lining of plastic may be added to the denture or a new denture constructed.