In cases of substantial tooth loss due to tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma, dentures may be the best solution. A denture is a piece that contains prosthetic teeth and fits into your mouth to replace the missing natural teeth.
A full denture consists of a gum-colored artificial base that holds the prosthetic teeth and fits over the gums on the bottom, with the top denture covering the palate. Full dentures are necessary when all the teeth need to be replaced. A partial denture, which is used when some but not all of the teeth are missing, is built onto a metal frame that attaches to your natural teeth.
Dentures are custom-made from impressions of your mouth to closely resemble your natural teeth. While they may take some time to get used to, you’ll enjoy a number of benefits from your dentures. Not only will they make your smile look better, they also fill out your overall facial appearance.
When you’re not wearing them, you should store your dentures in a special solution or just plain water so that they don’t dry out. Your dentures will need to be adjusted and even remade over time, but following good dental hygiene practices will help you get years of smiling satisfaction from them!