Dentures are removable false teeth made of acrylic (plastic), nylon or metal.
They either attach to remaining teeth or use suction to fit tightly over the gums.
Dentures may help prevent problems with eating and speech, due to lost teeth and they may also improve the appearance of your smile and give you confidence.
For more information about dentures and how to care for them please visit the NHS website.
Types of Dentures:
Advantages- Available on the NHS, easy to add to if teeth unstable, most suitable for full dentures Disadvantages- more likely to move, more contact with teeth
Advantages - Tight fitting and most comfortable, better for gum health of remaining teeth Disadvantages- Difficult to add to, puts more strain on remaining teeth, metalwork may show
Advantages- Comfortable, can be made in smaller sections Disadvantages-can cause problems to gum health