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Dentures

 

Complete sets of dentures replace missing teeth and give you better chewing abilities. They look like natural teeth, and new advances in dentistry have made them much more comfortable. Dentures are prosthetic teeth made to replace teeth you have lost. Dentures can be complete or partial. Complete dentures cover your entire upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures replace one or a few teeth.

 

Advances in dentistry have made many improvements in dentures. They are now much more natural looking and comfortable than they used to be, but they still may feel strange at first. In the beginning, your dentist may want to see you often to make sure the dentures fit comfortably. Over time, the ridge of your jaw will change and your dentures may need to be adjusted or replaced. Be sure to let your dentist handle these adjustments. If your dentures simply will no longer stay comfortably n place, your dentist may recommend implants and a new “retained denture” or fixed bridge.