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Dentures: Replace Multiple Missing Teeth

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What is a denture?

There are two types of dentures: partial and complete. A partial denture consists of a framework designed to fit around and hook on to the remaining teeth in your mouth. Acrylic teeth and gums are attached to the framework to fill in the spaces where teeth are missing. A complete denture is made when there are no teeth left in an arch, and is made entirely of acrylic.

 

What is a denture used for?

To replace missing teeth and restore chewing function, esthetics, and speech.

 

How is a denture made?

Making a denture requires a series of appointments to obtain very accurate impressions of your mouth, and then to try in and adjust the denture at various stages in it’s fabrication.

 

Advantages:

Dentures replace missing teeth and increase esthetics, chewing function, and speech.

 

Disadvantages:

Dentures must be replaced due to normal wear. They sometimes take some time to become accustomed to. Function is never as stable as the natural teeth.

 

Alternative treatments:

Denture stability can be increased when custom designed to fit onto implants.

 

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