Tooth loss is one of the most challenging and embarrassing things a patient may deal with because of how often we smile, speak and eat. Losing even just one tooth can influence your ability to do these activities normally. Your dentist may office suggest replacing your lost tooth or teeth immediately to provide comfort and aesthetics.
There are several cosmetic dentistry solutions for doing so, including dentures and partial dentures. Some patients use dentures as a permanent solution while others wear them temporarily while deciding on a more permanent solution. Your dentist can provide you with a set of new teeth that fits securely and looks as natural as possible, in either case.
Complete dentures replace all of the teeth, while partial dentures fill in the gaps created by missing teeth and prevent other teeth from shifting position.