Dental implants are the absolute best means to replace missing teeth. If implants are not an option due to varied reasons from certain medications to bone levels, etc. then complete dentures or partial dentures are often still an option.
Complete dentures replace all the teeth on your upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures replace several missing teeth on your upper or lower jaw. They must come out every night to allow the gums and tissues beneath a chance to rest, just as you take your shoes off at night to allow your feet to rest.
Another option is to place dental implants to help secure removable complete dentures and partial dentures. This means placing one or more implants and then either modifying your current complete denture or partial denture (if possible) or having a new complete denture or partial denture made to attach to the implant to help prevent unwanted movement and shifting. Complete dentures and partial dentures that attach to implants must still come out to allow the gums to rest.
A well-made denture looks natural and adds youth to your appearance. They’re even better when they’re held firmly in place with dental implants.