Dentures and partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth when implants are not an option. In the past, the loss of teeth signaled a decline in health that could rarely be reversed. After all, it is important to all humans to eat and, therefore, to have a means of chewing their food. Fortunately, dentures and partial dentures create an option for eating, speaking, smiling, and overall living a more normal, active life.
Dentures and partial dentures are used to give you teeth where teeth are otherwise missing, yet needed for chewing and talking properly. While dentures and partial dentures do not give you the full chewing capability you experienced with your natural teeth, they are designed to align naturally with the opposing teeth (whether they be another denture or your natural teeth) to create the best fit possible.
Almost all dentures are made from a natural-looking pink acrylic inset with either porcelain teeth or acrylic resin teeth. Full dentures are custom-made to the shapes and contours of your tissue, and are designed to fit snugly on either your palate or the mandible ridge. Partial dentures can only be used when there are other stable teeth in your mouth's arch for use as an anchor.