Dentures are removable dental appliances used to replace many or all of a patient’s teeth. They come in two main types: partial and complete dentures. All dentures are made from realistic-looking materials that can replicate the look of your natural teeth.
If you need to replace several teeth due to damage or decay, we may recommend a partial denture. Like all dentures, partials are removable appliances that help restore proper eating and speaking ability. Partials can include any range of teeth, from molars to incisors. Many partials feature a mechanism or clasp to help anchor the appliance to neighboring teeth; you may have even heard of them referred to as removable bridges.
When you picture “dentures,” these is probably what you think of. Complete dentures replace a full arch of teeth. Complete dentures are held in place by suction. Many patients also find some sort of denture adhesive to be helpful. Dentures can also be anchored by dental implants.
Dentures are a common and economical option for replacing multiple teeth and regaining confidence in your smile.