Overcome Damaged or Missing Teeth with Help from Horizon Dental Group
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues and are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve your smile! There are two types of dentures available: partial and complete dentures.
Complete Dentures - This restoration method is used to restore your smile and mouth function when you have lost your teeth. The dentures are custom made to resemble natural teeth and are positioned into your mouth to take the place of where your natural teeth used to be. Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.
Partial Dentures - A removable partial denture is used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base which is held in place in your mouth. A fixed partial denture acts the same as a removable denture, but it is cemented into place using the adjacent teeth for support. This fills the space created by missing teeth, as well as creates a support for remaining teeth to prevent shifting.