Dentures are an effective solution to missing teeth, especially for patients who prefer to avoid the lengthy and sometimes more costly commitment required by permanent dental implants.
Consisting of full sets of replacement teeth, dentures are removable dental appliances that rest on top of or are affixed to the gums and help to restore function to the mouth. Prosthetic teeth allow individuals to chew and speak with greater ease and comfort. And because dentures can be removed at any time, they allow patients flexibility in cleaning and other activities.
Depending on the patient’s needs and budgetary concerns, dentures can be made with either plastic prosthetic teeth or more natural-looking porcelain teeth. In either case, dentures not only restore proper function to the mouth, but they also make a significant improvement in the patient’s smile, increasing self-confidence.Written by Dr. Sokolina