Complete dentures are a removable appliance designed to mimic natural teeth. Full or complete dentures are a great option for restoring your smile when all of your teeth are missing. You can have a top denture, a bottom denture, or a full set (top and bottom) denture made depending on your needs.
What are dentures?
Dentures are a removable appliance made from either acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal. They are designed to closely resemble natural teeth. You can customize the shape and color of the teeth and even the pink color. Often, the esthetics of dentures are the easiest part. For most people, they offer the ability to have a dramatic change in their smile. However, they don't function quite the same. Dentures rely on natural retention in the mouth, which can be an adjustment for some people. It is best to consult with a dentist to figure out if dentures are the best option. Most of the time, people have to decide between dentures or some time of implant-retained denture.
Why replace teeth when they are missing?
Replacing teeth is important to your overall health and appearance. Even more, dentures offer a long-term solution to help restore your ability to eat and speak more naturally. A lot of a person's appearance and profile is dependent on the vertical height that occurs when their teeth touch. Without any teeth, people tend to over-close which collapses their mouth. Dentures can restore the height of the mouth and bring a more natural appearance to the face.
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