When it is necessary to extract a tooth or teeth, it may not be preferred or possible to leave the space created, empty.
A denture is a removable appliance that can be used to replace some teeth (partial denture) or all teeth (complete denture).
It can be made out of a variety of materials and in a number of ways. Several options are available and your dentist will speak to you about which denture is best suited for you.
If you have struggled with dentures in the past, it may be the wrong type of denture was chosen or it was not suitably constructed for you. It is also possible to increase the retention of a denture using dental implants to support it.
Speak to your dentist about the options available to you.