A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth, and provides support for the cheeks and lips.

Dentures are customized to your fit and needs, there are several types of denture appliances:

  • A complete denture -replaces the entire upper or lower or both arches.
  • An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
  • A partial denture -replaces only a few missing teeth and anchors onto the remaining natural teeth.
  • Implant retained dentures – the denture can snap into dental implants for a better fit.

Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced in order to improve the fit and feel. Over time, the fit will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.

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