People who have lost their teeth either on the upper or the lower jaw or on both need dentures. Dentures help the patient to eat with ease, speak coherently with restored confidence and self-esteem. When teeth are missing, or if there are gaps or if the teeth are crooked they can be replaced by partial dentures. Dentures are necessary as they support the remaining natural teeth and offer support besides preventing gum disease.
As a more complex operation, crown and bridge or fixed partial dentures are created from crowns that are fixed on the natural teeth to function as abutments with pontics designed from specific materials that look like the natural teeth. As a cost-effective type of denture, removable partial dentures can be used for patients who have missing teeth or a tooth on a specific arch. Complete dentures or full dentures are created for patients who have no teeth on the upper or maxillary arch or the mandibular or the lower arch.