What are dentures?
Dentures are known as the original artificial teeth. Partial dentures fill in the gaps where several teeth are missing while complete dentures replace an entire set of teeth.
The fit of dentures is crucial. They should fit well enough that they do not require the regular use of an adhesive. Still, dentures do not stop the bone resorption that comes with missing teeth—in fact, if you haven’t had teeth for many years, the bone loss can be so significant that a good fit might present a challenge.
As the bone continues to deteriorate, you will likely need to be refitted for a new set of dentures every five to seven years. Sometimes, a bone graft and implants have to be completed before denture construction.