Dentures are removable appliances to help replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue. There are two types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Partial dentures not only fill in the spaces and gaps created by the missing teeth, but they also prevent other teeth from shifting.
Dentures are very durable and will last many years, but they may have to be repaired, adjusted or remade. Just like natural teeth, dentures need to be properly cared for. Use a gentle cleanser to brush your dentures, always keep them moist when they’re not in use, and be sure to keep your tongue and gums clean as well.