denture is a removable appliance that is inserted into the mouth. It replaces all or some of your natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips. The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination the two. Dentures can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.

Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dentist examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.