What Are Dentures?

Dentures can restore the gaps with artificial yet natural-looking teeth.

Dentures can restore the gaps with artificial yet natural-looking teeth.

A missing tooth or teeth can affect your overall oral health. There are various options available and you and your dentist can determine if dentures would be a good option for you.

What is a denture?

Dentures are removable appliances that are custom designed to replace one tooth, multiple teeth or an entire dental arch of missing teeth. We may have seen them being used by our grandparents and elderly people. They have been used for generations to replace missing teeth.

Dentures are comprised of prosthetic teeth that are attached to an acrylic, gum colored base. It is used to replace teeth partially or an entire set of teeth. They are held in place by natural suction, or metal clasps.


  • A new set of teeth fills the empty space in your mouth

  • You can chew food more effectively and efficiently

  • Restores form and function to your mouth


  • Need relining from time to time

  • You can’t keep in your mouth all the time – you have to give your tissues time to breathe

  • Have to maintain meticulous oral hygiene with a partial denture as can increase risk of decay on supporting teeth

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