Columbus, OH 43214
Columbus, OH 43220
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Complete dentures are made of a processed acrylic pink base with hardened acrylic teeth set into position to bite. Years ago denture teeth were made of porcelain but we have found after repeated pounding of the porcelain teeth it can damage the patient's dental ridge (jaw bone).
Partials are made of all acrylic with acrylic teeth, metal sub-structure with acrylic bases and acrylic teeth, or a flexable acrylic. Some have metal clasp to help hold the partials in place.