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Dentures are made of acrylic and/or metal and used to replace any where from one tooth to all of your teeth. Most dentures are removable meaning you can take them in and out of your mouth. Dentures can be used to improve appearance and/or function. It becomes more difficult to eat properly with the fewer teeth you have left. To do a good job of chewing up the food you are eating replacing missing teeth is recommended. This spreads out the work load of chewing.
Full dentures are made to replace all of a patients’ missing upper and/or lower teeth. If no teeth are remaining and you are having trouble keeping your dentures in, then implants can be placed and used to anchor the denture and keep it in place.
Partial dentures are used when a patient still has some of their own teeth left. The remaining teeth can be used to anchor the denture and help keep it in place. Teeth tend to drift to empty spaces if there is nothing to keep them in place. Therefore a partial denture helps prevent teeth from drifting, tilting or over erupting (growing taller if nothing is opposite to it in the other jaw).