When teeth are missing, either from extractions, natural loss, or from the unwanted effects of periodontal disease, our patients have a few options to consider as a form of replacement. Restorative prostheses such as dentures are often the first consideration, as they are fast, affordable and an effective way of restoring one's original, natural smile.
Dentures or partials are removable appliances that replace the missing teeth. Full dentures are adhered to the gums in order to keep them in place during the day, and give the appearance of natural-looking teeth, as well as the functionality of your original teeth for biting and chewing. Dentures and partial dentures are the typical solution for those who have lost a tooth or teeth, but eventually they may be ready to switch to something more permanent and stable. Although dentures are often associated with the elderly, individuals of all ages may end up with partial or full dentures due to extractions, loss of teeth due to trauma, or as a result of severe periodontal disease.