Dentures (also known as dental plates) can be defined as a set of artificial teeth, which are used when a patient has lost real teeth on the mandibular arch, the maxillary arch, or both. Patients can become entirely edentulous (without teeth) due to severe malnutrition, genetic defects, ineffective oral hygiene or trauma. Dentures can help give the edentulous patient better chewing abilities, as well as enhance their aesthetic appeal by providing the illusion of having natural teeth, providing support for their lips and cheeks, and correcting the collapsed appearance commonly seen between the nose and the chin.
Having dentures made and fitted will involve several trips to your denture provider.
Recovery time: There is no recovery time associated with dentures.