Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. Whether you have just one or a few missing teeth, or all your teeth are missing, dentures make for a flexible option to restore your smile.
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are fitted to your mouth by your dentist to replace lost of removed natural teeth. They are typically made of a hard resin material, and a flexible polymer for the gums.
There are two types of dentures:
Complete dentures replace a full upper or lower jaw of missing teeth, while partial dentures replace only one or a few missing teeth.
As with any prosthetic, there will be an adjustment period with your dentures as you get used to wearing them. During this time, it may be difficult to eat and speak like you normally do, and you may feel some discomfort.
You will eventually grow accustomed to wearing your dentures, and go back to eating and speaking just like you always did.
Yes! Even patients with complete dentures should have the tissue in their mouth checked annually. It's also important to have your denture checked by a professional to make any necessary adjustments and advise you when it's time for it to be replaced.