Dentures are removable prostheses designed to replace lost teeth comfortably and naturally. Whether you choose a full or partial denture, both devices are created from a flesh-colored acrylic base which fits over your gums. The upper denture is larger and includes a flat section that covers the roof of your mouth, also known as the palate. The lower denture is simply shaped like a horseshoe to create room for your tongue.
Full dentures are held in place by forming a seal with the gum, as well as a denture adhesive if necessary. Partial dentures make use of metal clasps that attach to a metal framework on your natural teeth. Once you’ve adjusted to wearing them, eating and speaking will be far easier than before. If you are interested in restoring your smile to the fullest extent, fitting dentures with dental implants may be recommended as well.