dentures

dentures

What are Dentures?

Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth; they are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the mouth. Conventional dentures are removable (removable partial denture or complete denture). However, there are many different designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants.  

A denture can helps patients to properly chew food, a difficult task when you are missing teeth. In addition, a denture may improve speech and prevent a sagging face by providing support for lips and cheeks. 

Improved looks boost confidence in the ability to interact socially.   Dentures are removable devices.  It’s important to note that part of the word “removable” includes the word “MOVABLE.”  Dentures move. Many patients are able to tolerate this arrangement quite well.  Some patients require more retention (staying-put power).  The answer often is to use Dental Implants in conjunction with the denture.  With implants, dentures can become virtually rock-solid in the mouth.  

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