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Dentures

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entures are a prosthetics used to replace missing teeth. Rather than implants, dentures replace many missing teeth. One may get dentures that are removable or others that bond or clasp to the teeth. Partial and Complete dentures are available.

Partial dentures occur when the replacement teeth are attached to a gum-colored plastic base connected by metal to hold the denture in place in the mouth. Permanent partial dentures replace one or more teeth with crowns on either side with the artificial teeth filling the spaces. A removable partial denture is where there are attachments that clasp to the crowns. Filling these spaces can prevent the teeth from moving.

Complete dentures are full dentures when all the teeth are missing. Once the teeth have been removed and the gum has healed, the dentures are ready to be placed. With immediate dentures, the dentures are ready immediately after the removal of the teeth. The risk of using immediate dentures is the possibility of the gums and jaw changing form once the teeth are removed. Therefore, a readjustment may be necessary.

Dentures are a possibility aside from implants.