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If you're considering dentures, currently using them, or know someone who does, chances are you have queries regarding their use. Here, you'll discover details about the nature of dentures and their potential benefits in enhancing your oral health.

Everything you need to know 
about dentures

Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are fitted to your mouth to replace lost or removed natural teeth. Dentures can be either full or partial, meaning they can replace either all of the teeth on the upper or lower gum line or just a few that are missing. Regardless of what type of dentures you need, they will be customized to fit your mouth and visually match your existing teeth.

Not only do dentures improve the appearance of a smile with multiple missing teeth, but they also ensure healthy oral structure by supporting the structures around the cheeks and lips. Dentures also allow the consumption of foods that require chewing, allowing for consistent nutrition. Finally, dentures are a viable solution to replace teeth that cause severe pain and oral health problems, such as those with rotten roots or severe damage. Fitting dentures removes problematic teeth and replaces them with a strong and beautiful alternative.


Partial dentures

Partial dentures are often used instead of other tooth replacement methods when the surrounding natural teeth are not strong enough to support structures such as dental bridges or when more than one or two teeth are missing.

​The partial dentures are attached to the part of the gum line on which they are intended to sit and attached to adjacent natural teeth to prevent them from slipping. However, they are not permanently attached and can be easily removed at any time for cleaning and sleeping.

Full dentures

Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, are dental prostheses that replace all of your natural teeth. You can have them molded to your upper or lower gum line and are held in place using suction and/or mouth glue. Just like partial dentures, they are removable.


Dentures supported by implants

As the name suggests, these are dentures that are anchored by dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent fixture that is anchored into the jawbone and can be used to replace any number of teeth. They consist of the implant itself, a so-called abutment (a type of “snap button”) that connects the implant to the prosthesis.


Such dentures are more common in the lower jaw, as the upper jaw has fewer problems with the secure fit of dentures. However, many people have implants in both jaws.


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