Dentures – Partial and Complete

What is a dental partial?

A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.

Can you sleep with dentures in your mouth?

You will be instructed to take your dentures out when you sleep. That’s because the gums under your dentures need a rest every day. Your mouth and the bone in your jaw that supports your dentures will continue to change. After many years of denture wear, your jaws (especially your lower jaw) become smaller over time.

What are false teeth made out of?

For people who have lost teeth through accidents or periodontal disease, dentures and dental implants now look so good that wearing them may even result in a more beautiful smile. Fake teeth used in dentures are now made of either porcelain or plastic, and the base is usually plastic or acrylic.