A full denture is a removable appliance that replaces a full arch of teeth and helps restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Dentures make it easier to eat and speak-things we often take for granted.
When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.
A partial denture is a removable appliance used to replace multiple teeth on an arch when you may be missing some, but not all of your teeth. It usually consists of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases. A partial denture may have a metal framework and clasps that connect to your teeth, or they can have other connectors that are more natural looking.
An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn't have any teeth in an arch but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. Implants are placed into the bone and the denture has special attachments that snap onto implant abutments.
An implant-supported denture is more secure and stable than a regular denture. It is often easier to speak and chew foods that may be difficult with a regular denture. Because the denture attaches to implants that are supported in bone, you won't have to worry about the denture becoming loose or falling out of your mouth.
While it is a more solid appliance, it often requires more treatment than a regular full denture. Come in for a consultation to see if an implant-retained denture is right for you.