Dentures are a common method used for replacing multiple missing teeth. These removable appliances can be used to replace anywhere from a few adjacent teeth to a complete arch. They can restore the function, health, and appearance of your smile.
Dentures fall into two main categories:
- Complete dentures. Complete dentures replace all teeth in a dental arch. Depending on your situation, a single arch or both arches may need to be restored. Denture adhesive may be recommended for complete denture wearers.
- Partial dentures. Partial dentures are used if multiple teeth require replacement, but other healthy teeth remain in the arch. They often employ a framework or clasps to secure the appliance in place.
Both complete and partial dentures are used to restore the appearance and function of your smile. They also help improve your ability to eat and speak comfortably and restore your natural facial volume. Your appliance will be fully-customized to your needs and appearance, and is designed to optimize function and comfort. To learn more about dentures, we invite you to call our office today!