Dentures or false teeth are used as a replacement for teeth that you have lost either due to a dental disease or due to tooth developmental problems. Conventionally they are removable though with the advancement in technology different types of dentures are now available. Tooth Dentures may be partial or complete. Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing tooth/teeth whereas complete dentures replace all of the teeth and are placed after all the teeth are removed and gums have healed. Apart from adding aesthetic value, dentures help in proper chewing of food, improves pronunciation, corrects the appearance of the face and helps in overall boost of self confidence. Initially it might feel a bit uncomfortable and eating or speaking with your dentures on might require some amount of practice.
Authored By Dr. Shylaja S Prasad - Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Bangalore