The loss of a large number of teeth has a significant impact on an individual’s overall quality of life since one is unable to chew food properly, pronounce words correctly, and the appearance of the entire face, especially the lower third of the face, can be negatively affected.
The term dental disability can be used to define more severe consequences arising from the loss of a large number of teeth. Such a situation may lead to social isolation or even exclusion which is psychologically conditioned by significantly reduced self-confidence and self-esteem as well as feelings of guilt and shame, while negative reactions of relatives, work colleagues and acquaintances increase feelings of anxiety and uneasiness even further.
A denture is the best dental option for multiple teeth replacement. It is made of artificial materials and is used to replace missing natural teeth. It can help restore the ability to chew, eat and speak normally again with a much more aesthetically pleasing look. It is said that dentures render possible functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of patients with partial or complete toothlessness (edentulism).
In practice, a complete denture (also known as a full denture) and a partial denture are used to replace the teeth that have been lost. Complete dentures replace a complete arch of missing teeth, while partial dentures replace a section of missing teeth.