Dentures are divided into two main types: complete dentures and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are designed to replace the teeth in an entire arch when all the teeth are missing. Partial dentures are used when there are still some teeth present in the arch. Both complete and partial dentures can provide patients with a functional replacement when teeth have been lost.
Complete dentures consist of an acrylic base to imitate gum tissue and the teeth are made of acrylic with a shade that best fits your smile. The denture base is made to closely fit the contours of your arch to ensure the denture is stable during normal oral functions such as eating, speaking, or swallowing.
Partial dentures are made with a metal and/or an acrylic framework where teeth are placed in the areas where the natural teeth are missing. The framework may also have clasps or arms that extend out and fit around some of the existing teeth. The combination of the framework and clasps keep the partial denture stable during normal oral function.
There are a lot of indications for patients wearing dentures in order to maintain the health of oral tissues.
Please come for a visit and the dentist would love to discuss all of your options.