Over time, people’s teeth can deteriorate through gum disease, decay or fractures . When a tooth has deteriorated substantially, it often needs to be extracted, and when multiple teeth are extracted, dentures may be the most appropriate solution. Dentures can create a natural and healthy looking set of teeth. As well, a properly fitting set of dentures can greatly enhance your smile and sense of self-esteem.
Complete and Partial Dentures
Many types of dentures exist, including complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when few or none of the original teeth remain. The dentist begins by removing any remaining teeth so the dentures can be fitted. He or she then makes a mould of the gums and sends it to a dental lab where customised dentures are constructed. Partial dentures are prepared in much the same way as a complete set, and are suitable for when a number of your own teeth are strong enough to remain. These can be made in all plastic or on a metal frame with plastic (acrylic) teeth.