Replacing lost or missing teeth has substantial benefits for your health and appearance.
A partial or full denture replaces the natural teeth and provides support for cheeks and lips.
A denture is an appliance which is worn to replace lost or missing teeth to enable you to enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. A partial or full denture is one that replaces all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws. A partial denture fills in the spaces created by lost or missing teeth and is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps.
The foundation surface of a denture is called a plate and can be made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal. The teeth are normally made of acrylic and can be made to match your natural teeth. This is especially important in the case of partial dentures.
Flexible dentures are becoming more popular as there is no longer a need to feel like you have a “mouthful” of a denture. These are called Duraflex dentures , their main features and benefits are:
- Stain resistant
- Natural looking
- Minimal effect to your speech
- No metal clasps