Losing a natural tooth can affect both the functionality and aesthetics of someone's smile. Dentures are the best way to replace missing teeth. In addition to restoring and replacing missing teeth, dentures provide support to the remaining teeth to keep them from shifting out of place.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are removable appliances designed to replace either all of the missing teeth (Full Denture) or some of the missing teeth (Partial Denture) in the upper or lower jaw. A full denture is supported by the soft tissues in the mouth, and hence, it has compromised stability and chewing power. Partial dentures are supported by both the soft tissue and teeth in some cases and just by the teeth or implants in other cases.
Types of dentures
Two types of dentures are available - partial and complete dentures. They are chosen on the basis of the condition and requirements of the patient.
Partial dentures: If you have only some of your teeth missing, partial dentures can be used to restore them. Partial dentures are the right option when the patient has a considerable number of teeth intact.
Complete dentures: If all of your teeth are lost/missing, complete dentures can be used to restore all of them.