The different types of dentures
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are created by a dentist and formed to your mouth in order to replace missing natural teeth. Dentures can either be full or partial, meaning they can either replace all teeth on either the top or bottom gum line, or just a few that are missing.
Partial dentures are used if you still have some healthy teeth available. These dentures are often clipped around the remaining healthy teeth to keep them from falling out of place. They are not permanently fastened, you can be easily taken out at any time for cleaning and while sleeping.
These clips may be visible when you talk but can be made in tooth-colored material as well.
Complete or full dentures
Complete dentures, also known as full dentures, are dentures that replace all of your natural teeth. They are held in place by fitting on your jaw bone and tissues and/or the help of an oral adhesive. Just like partial dentures, they are easily removable. However, they can slip out of place more easily, so dentists recommend avoiding foods that are particularly chewy, sticky, or hard.
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