Dentures are artificial, removable teeth made of acrylic or metal, for replacing missing teeth. They also help to retain your speech, normal chewing ability, and general appearance.
There have been significant improvements in the design and development of various types of dentures and it is best that your dentist advises you on what type is best for you. The different types of dentures include:
Partial dentures are used to fill the space left by a single tooth or a few missing teeth and are held in place by fine metal clasps.
Full dentures may be a suitable solution to replace all your missing natural teeth. A full denture can be made for the upper, lower or both sets of teeth.
Immediate dentures are fitted immediately after tooth extractions in cases where it is not appropriate to leave a gap or where an immediate full denture is required for chewing.