Dentures



 
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DENTURES AND PARTIALS

There are different types of dentures, but they share their common function. Complete dentures replace all the teeth in an arch, whereas partial dentures replace only some of the teeth in the arch where some of the natural teeth will remain intact. Dentures replace teeth that have become loose or been lost due to bone loss or decay. With a well made set of partials or denture, you will still be able eat and talk regularly.
 
The entire mouth is examined and a determination is made as to which teeth will have to be removed, and which will remain. The loose or severely decayed teeth are then extracted. Dentures are fitted to go over or around whatever teeth remain in the mouth, depending on the type. There is an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth, and it can take some getting used to. But once accustomed to the dentures, all the normal functionality and appearance return and one just carries on as usual. Often implants can used to further stabilize the dentures.