A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues.
Two types of dentures are available –
- Complete dentures
- Partial dentures
Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.When teeth are missing, the remaining ones can change position, drifting into the surrounding space. Teeth that are out of position can damage tissues in the mouth. In addition, it may be difficult to clean thoroughly between crooked teeth. As a result, you run the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to the loss of additional teeth. In situations where only some teeth are missing we can also use a Removable Partial Denture.Whereas in case of loss of all teeth,complete dentures can be used.