Dentures – Prosthodontics

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When teeth are missing, the face loses its natural contour and fullness, resulting in a sunken and prematurely older appearance. The traditional fix for this problem is to be fitted with a partial or full set of dentures – prosthetic teeth that can be taken in and out of the mouth. Full dentures are designed to replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower arch (or both). They are designed to fit perfectly on the ridges inside the mouth, held in place by the natural suction created by the facial muscles. Partial dentures replace some of the teeth in your mouth and are held in place with attachments that grip onto existing teeth. An increasingly popular hybrid of traditional dentures involves dental implants used to secure the plates in place.