What is a Denture?

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. There are two basic types of dentures, complete or partial. Complete dentures cover your entire upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures replace one or few teeth. Complete dentures can also be “conventional” or “immediate”.
A conventional denture is placed in the mouth about 3 to 5 weeks after all the teeth are removed to allow the gum tissue to heal, in contrast an immediate denture is placed as soon as the teeth are removed.

Reasons for Dentures:

Full Dentures
Complete Dentures – loss of all teeth
Partial Dentures – loss of several teeth
Enhance of appearance – of the face and smile
Improve chewing – speech and grooves that may cause decay