False teeth (dentures)
Dentures are removablefalse teeth made of acrylic (plastic), nylon or metal. Theyfitsnugly over the gums to replacemissing teeth and eliminate potential problems caused by gaps.
Gaps left by missing teeth can causeproblems with eating and speech, and teeth either side of the gapmay grow into the space at an angle. Sometimes, all the teeth need to be removed and replaced.
You may therefore need either:
Dentures can help to prevent problems with eating and speech and, if you needcomplete dentures, they can also improvethe appearance of your smile and give you confidence.
This page provides information for anyone who's considering dentures and advice for those who already wear them. It explains:
Read about the two types of dentures complete dentures and partial dentures. Find out how dentures are fitted, how to care for your dentures and when to see your dentist.
Complete dentures Afull denture will be fitted if all your upper or lower teeth need to be removed or you're having an old complete denture replaced. The denture will usually be fittedas soon as you
Dentures may feel a bit strange to begin with, but you'll soon get used to wearing them. At first, you may need to wear your dentures all the time, including while sleeping. Your dentist or clinical
You should continue to see your dentist regularly if you have dentures (even if you have complete dentures) so they can check for any problems. Your dentures should last several years if you take goo