Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth. They are supported by the tissue around them or by remaining teeth.
Dentures come in a great variety of sizes, form, and materials. Most of them are removable, although a few of them are semi-fixed. Some dentures rely on bonding or clasping onto remaining teeth or implants, while others are just placed over the jawbone.
Dentures are divided into two categories: dentures that are used to replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch (jaw) and dentures that are used to replace missing teeth on the maxillary arch (upper teeth). In addition, dentures can be used to replace some or all of the teeth in either of the arches. Note that in a few cases, a dentist may have to pull out the remaining natural teeth for the denture to function properly.
Dentures are preferred to other methods of replacing teeth in cases where other alternatives are not available. Also, some patients prefer dentures for personal reasons, such as not wanting to go through surgery.
To learn more or to book your appointment to receive dentures, please call or email the Contact Center today.