We can lose our natural teeth for a wide variety of reasons. It could be through injury, it could be through decay or it could be through a number of different oral health problems. If you’ve faced tooth loss, your dentist will probably have talked to you about dentures.
Dentures are an artificial replacement for natural teeth, made of acrylic and resin, special plastics and sometimes lightweight metal, which are designed to look just like the real thing.
If you and your dentist agree that dentures are the best solution, your dentist will first examine your mouth and take impressions to begin the denture-making process.
Full, upper and lower dentures
A set of full dentures are used when all natural teeth need replacing. Upper dentures replace the top row of teeth and lower dentures replace the bottom row of teeth.
Partial dentures are used when just one or more of your teeth need replacing. They also help maintain the alignment of your remaining teeth and keep them from shifting.