We can lose our natural teeth for a wide variety of reasons. It could be through injury, decay or a number of different oral health problems.
If you’ve faced tooth loss, your dentist will probably have talked to you about dentures, an artificial replacement for natural teeth made of acrylic and resin, special plastics and sometimes lightweight metal which are designed to look just like the real thing. They are not fixed into the mouth and are removable.
If you and your dentist agree that dentures are the best solution, they will first take impression(s) and, from this, create a model of your jaw. From this model, your dentist can begin the denture-making process.
Types of Dentures
There are different types as described below. Your dentist will understand your needs and will let you know which ones are right for you.
Full Dentures (upper and lower)
A full set is used when all natural teeth need replacing. Upper dentures replace the top row of teeth and lower dentures replace the lower row of teeth.
Partial dentures are used when just one or more of your teeth need replacing. They also help maintain the alignment of your remaining teeth and keep them from shifting.
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