If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Dentures also help support facial muscles which can sag and make you look older. Dentures may be full, replacing all teeth, or partial, replacing only a section of missing teeth.
Typically, a conventional full denture is made after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. An immediate temporary denture can be made for use during the healing period. Dentures today are designed to be comfortable and functional, and very similar in appearance to natural teeth.