Complete and partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth and give you better chewing abilities. They look like natural teeth, and new advances in dentistry have made them comfortable.
Dentures are prosthetic teeth made to replace teeth you have lost. Dentures can be complete or partial. Complete dentures are worn by patients who are missing all of their teeth in a single arch covering the entire upper or lower jaw. They can be removable or be secured to your jaw by dental implants.
Partial dentures are an ideal option for patients who need to replace one or a few teeth but do not have the desire for complete dentures or dental implants. They are held in place by your remaining teeth and gums, and with a plastic and metal structure that connects them. Partial dentures look like your natural teeth and are comprised of strong and comfortable material.
Advances in dentistry have made many improvements in dentures. They are now much more natural looking and comfortable than they used to be, but they still may feel strange at first. In the beginning, your dentist may want to see you often to make sure the dentures fit comfortably. Over time, the ridge of your jaw will change and your dentures may need to be adjusted or replaced.