For patients looking for affordable options when it comes to replacing teeth, dentures are often recommended. Dentures can be used to replace one missing tooth, or as many as all of your teeth. There are two types of dentures – Full and Partial.
Full vs. Partial Dentures
Full dentures replace all of the teeth in the top and/or bottom section of your mouth, and are usually made from acrylic or porcelain.
Partial dentures can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, and are generally made from a combination of acrylic and metal.
Preventive Maintenance for Dentures
Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or realigned in order to keep your jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth.
Regular dental examinations are still important for all denture wearers so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.