A denture is a removable prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. Commonly referred to as a false teeth’s, a denture is usually made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal. A partial denture is fitted to replace some missing teeth whilst a complete denture is indicated when all natural teeth are missing. A good set of dentures helps you to eat, speak, function, and often improves an individuals appearance.
Two types of dentures are available — complete and partial dentures.
- Complete dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
- Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.