Dentures are a removable appliance used to replace missing teeth. They are fabricated using either acrylic or cobalt chrome, to which false teeth are added. They help with speech, chewing, add support to your lips and chin, as well as improve the appearance of your smile. There are two types of dentures – Partial denture, which replaces one tooth or several teeth - and Full denture, which replaces your whole set of teeth, on the upper or lower jaw.
Dentures are kept in place by either using clasps, which anchor around neighbouring teeth, or by the dentures’ natural suction. Sometimes a denture fixative or glue is recommended, to aid in keeping the denture in place. All dentures are designed by our dentist or dental technician to suit each patient’s individual needs.
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Occlusal View of Denture Image from Wikipedia.