If some or all of your natural teeth have been lost or removed, you may consider being fitted for partial or full dentures. Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that will fit comfortably into your mouth. They will allow you to once again eat and smile confidently, comfortably and easily.
Full dentures are the appropriate remedy when a patient has lost all of his or her natural teeth. If a patient has instead lost only some of his or her teeth, partial dentures are one appropriate solution. Partial dentures are made up of acrylic teeth that are set in pink acrylic that is attached to a metal frame—the metal frame is then clasped to your natural teeth. The partial denture will then fill in the spaces where the natural teeth have been lost or removed, restoring the natural look of your smile.
Just as you cared for your natural teeth by brushing, flossing and regularly visiting the dentist, you must also care for your dentures. Be sure to brush them daily with a gentle cleanser and, when they are not in use, to always keep them moist. Keep the rest of your mouth healthy as well by regularly brushing your tongue and gums—and, of course, by keeping up with regular dentist appointments.