Individuals who have lost several or most of their teeth may be good candidates for dentures. These dental devices are used to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue.
Complete dentures are used when all teeth are being replaced and can be for the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth are still present. Overall, dentures are a cosmetic dental procedure used to treat specific dental problems. However, they are also a way for patients with missing teeth to maintain their ability to enjoy the foods they love to eat without involving dental surgery.
Wearing dentures allows you to feel good about your smile even if you have missing teeth and also enables you to speak more clearly than if you did not replace teeth lost to decay or trauma.