What Are Dentures?

denturesDentures are a replacement for all teeth that are missing or extracted. These are removable and are considered as a last resort for patients, as in dentistry, we try to maintain and restore existing natural teeth with other means. When there is no other option, full removable dentures may be your best option. Dentures can improve your smile line and facial features, but over time, it will start to wear down and need to be replaced. Bone resorption (the bone being reabsorbed into the body) will start to occur and you will start to lose the bone ridges that your dentures once fit nicely on. This leads to years of ill-fitting dentures and costly replacements and adjustments.