Losing your teeth makes it hard to eat and talk. Your face may sag, which makes you look older than you are. Dentures can help. They replace your natural teeth. You'll be able to chew foods again. And, they give you back your smile.

What are dentures?

Dentures have two parts: the frame (called a "plate") and the teeth (which are attached to it). The plate can be made of resin, plastic or metal. It is shaped to fit your gums. The teeth can be made of different types of resin or porcelain.

Fit for your mouth

Your dentures are made specifically for your needs. You may need dentures to replace just your upper teeth, or just your lower teeth. Or, you may need both top and bottom. If you're only missing a section of teeth, you may be able to get a partial denture to fill in the gap. Some teeth may need to be pulled or prepared before you can get dentures. If you have a few healthy teeth, you may be able to keep them. Dentures can be made to fit around those teeth.


Talk to your dentist to see if dentures are the right way to restore your smile.