Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth made from a metal or acrylic frame.
Although dentures do feel slightly different than your natural teeth, today’s options for dentures offer a more comfortable and natural look than ever before.
There are two different types of dentures available; complete or partial dentures. Completed dentures are used when there are no teeth remaining in the mouth and they must all be replaced. Partial dentures are used when only some teeth need to be replaced and some natural teeth still remain.
A partial denture or dental bridge is a removable replacement for missing teeth that is often used when there are still natural teeth remaining in the upper or lower jaw. A partial denture is made from a metal or acrylic based frame with the new teeth attached and secured into place by clasps fastened to the remaining natural teeth. Aside from the obvious job of filling in the spaces caused by missing teeth, partial dentures are also a good way to secure the remaining natural teeth into place and prevent them from moving.