It is only when people lose their teeth, they realize their importance. Your teeth are not only responsible for giving you a beautiful smile and younger look, they also are important for your overall health. Did you know missing teeth can adversely affect your ability to chew food properly and this can lead to indigestion, flatulence and malnutrition? And, once teeth are lost, there is no replacing them. Or, is there? When complete tooth loss becomes unavoidable, you do not have to lose your pretty smile, your chewing abilities or your young look. This is where permanent dentures, also known as fixed dentures, come to your rescue. These dentures can restore your smile, eat comfortably and also improve your ability to speak clearly.