People lose their teeth for various reasons. That’s where dentures come in. They restore smiles, give a more youthful look to the face and also allow people to eat, swallow, and speak with ease. There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Each is made from an impression of the mouth. A mold is made and the measurements are sent to a lab to be made into permanent dentures. Dentures are secured by attaching to or fitting over any remaining natural teeth or implants.
Dental implants are artificial roots used to support replacement teeth. One or more small metal posts are surgically inserted beneath the gums into the jaw bone. In a few months, when the implants are fused to the surrounding bone, the artificial tooth or teeth are then attached.