are a replacement for missing teeth that are removable from the mouth for cleaning. Depending on your specific needs, you may require full or partial dentures. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced. Partial dentures are used to replace a missing tooth or a smaller number of teeth. With a well-made set of partials or dentures, you will still be able eat and talk regularly. The entire mouth is examined, and a determination is made as to which teeth will have to be removed and which will remain. The loose or severely decayed teeth are then extracted. Dentures are fitted to go over or around whatever teeth remain in the mouth, depending on the type. There is an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth, but once accustomed to the dentures, all the normal functionality and appearance returns.