When teeth deteriorate to a point they can no longer be repaired, extraction becomes the only solution. If a large number of teeth have to be removed, dentures can be your answer.
Partial dentures are removable artificial teeth, supported by your existing teeth with clasps, and fill in the empty spaces left behind by missing teeth.
Complete dentures are also removable and replace all your teeth. Unlike partials, full dentures do not have anything to attach to, and may move when you eat or speak. Adhesives can be used to secure them in place on the gum ridge.
Because your bones will shrink over time without your natural teeth in place, dentures will need to be realigned occasionally or replaced to maintain comfort and effectiveness.