For missing teeth, where gaps cannot be filled by other means, dentures or false teeth may be the most appropriate option for you. Dentures come in all shapes and sizes, from a full set to a single tooth.

If you have a large number of missing teeth, dentures can help with chewing ability and speaking, as well as making you appear healthier as teeth provide support for your cheeks and lips.

Dentures need support to stay in a fixed position, and the dentist will preserve as many strong original teeth as possible. However, if these remaining teeth are too unstable for the denture to be clipped to, they may also need to be removed. If necessary, all teeth may be removed to fit a full set of matching dentures. In this case, the denture will be held onto the palette by a combination of muscle skills and suction.