A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. With modern techniques Norton Dental Practice in Stourbridge is able to make well fitting cosmetic dentures.
The presence of teeth helps to provide a natural facial appearance and can potentially help to increase one’s self-confidence. Denture fittings themselves can provide support for the lips and cheeks that can often take on a ‘collapsed’ appearance in patients with missing teeth. The ability to chew food correctly suffers if teeth are lost and can be improved by wearing dentures.
Dentures can not only boost the health and appearance of the mouth and face, but also of the body as a whole. If teeth are lost, people can often find their ability to speak clearly is impaired, particularly in the case of the anterior teeth – namely the incisors and canines.
There are alternatives to dentures – Dental implants can be used to support permanently cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. The cost is usually greater, but the implants and bridges more closely resemble the feel of natural, teeth. Dental implants are becoming the preferred alternative to dentures but not everyone is a candidate for implants.
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