People wear dentures to replace lost or missing teeth so they can enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. Dentures are made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal.
A 'complete' or 'full' denture is one which replaces all the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws. They fit snugly over your gums, help you to eat comfortably, speak clearly whilst improving your facial profile and confidence.
If you are missing some teeth or have some gaps between your teeth, then your other teeth will take on more loading or biting forces, sometimes leading to increased wear or mobility. The neighbouring teeth may also move to take up some of the space, so you could end up with crooked or tilted teeth. This could affect the way you bite and could damage your other teeth, hence the need for a denture. A 'partial' denture fills in the spaces left by some missing teeth. It may be fastened to your natural teeth with metal clasps or 'precision attachments'.
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