New Dentures & Repairs
Dentures are prosthetic devices made to replace missing teeth. There are many different kinds of dentures. Some are removable, some are clasped onto teeth, while others really on bonding and some are even dental implants. But despite of all the different designs out there for dentures there are only two types of dentures, mandibular(lower) arch, and maxillary(upper) arch.
Why are dentures important?
Dentures are important because they help your chewing ability by replacing the missing teeth. Dentures even help your facial appearance, since your teeth provide support for your lips and cheeks, missing teeth can leave you with a collapsed facial appearance. Dentures would correct this, by giving you the support you where missing. Aside from this dentures can also improve your self-esteem and help with your pronunciation, provided that your missing teeth was hindering it in the first place.
Types of dentures
Removable partial dentures: are dentures designed to replace missing teeth on a particular arch. Fixed partial dentures are designed to fit onto the remaining teeth, in order to fill in the areas where you would be missing your teeth.
Complete dentures: are designed for people who are missing all of their teeth on either the upper or lower arch.
If you have any questions on dentures or repairs to your existing dentures, its best to contact your dentist as soon as you can.