A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available - complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Missing teeth can make individuals feel self-conscious or embarrassed and other times it can greatly affect the way we bite and chew. This is why it is important to find the proper restoration for missing teeth that will fit your lifestyle and your budget.
Many patients that are missing teeth can find relief in dentures. There are two kinds of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures. Partial dentures are used when an individual has a missing tooth or several teeth in which he or she will have a removable prosthesis that will be used to replace the gap created by the missing natural tooth. Partial dentures are an alternative to dental implants or a bridge.
Full or complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing from the top or bottom of a patient's mouth. They allow an individual's mouth to perform properly even with the missing teeth. It can also be aesthetically pleasing and look completely natural to others.
Dental implants can also be combined with the use of full, complete dentures. Dental implants are rooted into the bone of the jaw, and are used to snap on the dentures to provide better support, comfort, and structure to the denture. This is a great solution for individuals who find that dental adhesives do not keep their dentures properly in place, or that complete dentures are uncomfortable to them.
There are a variety of options available to patients who are looking to replace missing teeth in terms of either complete or partial dentures with or without implants. Scheduling an evaluation and consultation with Dr. Shah and her staff will help you decide the best option for you.