Therefore you will need to ensure that your remaining teeth and gums are in good condition. This artificial appliance must lie on clean healthy surfaces even when all your teeth have been lost.
When a diseased or damaged tooth is lost, the hole (socket) in the gum heals initially by a blood-clot and then by the jaw bone and gum shrinking to cover it. As the muscles of the face lose the support of the lost teeth and jaw bone, the face can start to sag and fall inward. A denture will replace both the missing teeth and gums, and restore chewing function.