Dentures are removable appliances that replace many missing teeth for your upper and lower arches. Dentures can help restore a patient’s smile and function by acting as a replacement of the missing teeth. The dentures are kept in place with the help from your hard and soft tissues in your oral cavity. Dentures are long lasting, but over time as your oral cavity matures, adjustments are recommended to keep the form and fit in your mouth. Dentures are meant to be a long lasting means of restoration, but after long term use, your dentist may recommend a new denture when appropriate. It is recommended that you follow up with your dentist every six months for a check up to detect any early signs of problematic symptoms on your hard and soft tissue inside your mouth. Dentures should be cleaned on a regular basis as it helps reduces bad odors and promotes healthier gums.