A Denture, in general, is an affordable way of replacing multiple problematic teeth at once. There are two main types:
Partial dentures are used when multiple teeth are replaced, but natural teeth still remain. A metal attachment wire, or bridge, is placed in the mouth across the gap left by missing teeth and cemented to remaining teeth. This bridge wire spanning the gap allows something to attach the dentures to, as well as providing a brace between the teeth to prevent the remaining teeth from shifting. The artificial teeth are attached to a gum-colored plastic base to give it a more natural look. A precision partial denture has an internal lock to fix the denture into place better and give it an even more natural appearance.
Considering a denture to replace missing teeth?
Complete dentures are used when all the teeth have been removed and the gums have begun to heal. This process usually takes 8-12 weeks to complete. After that time, the denture is ready to be placed. This is how conventional dentures work. Often, a set of immediate dentures can be used until conventional dentures are ready to be placed. Immediate dentures are made before the teeth are removed. This is done so that you don't have to spend any time without your teeth. The problem with taking this measure is that your gums and bone structure shrink during the healing of having your teeth removed, so immediate dentures will need to be adjusted often while your mouth is healing. They are almost always just a temporary measure until conventional dentures can be made.
Once you have received your denture, it may feel a bit odd at first. Don't worry about it, your mouth will quickly adjust to the feel of your new teeth. The muscles in your mouth have to relearn what it is like to work with a full mouth of teeth once again, as does your tongue. You may need to practice speaking by saying certain words.
Getting used to eating may take a little time to get the hang of as well. After a little time and practice, you will love your new teeth. They are natural looking enough so that to most, it will not appear as if you are wearing them at all.
You will notice the difference, however. Your mouth will feel better than it has in years. Having a full set of teeth once again will fill out your mouth and facial structure, making you look healthier.