If done well, a denture can provide patients with a functional and aesthetic outcome. They are a cost effective solution to replace multiple missing teeth.
Complete dentures are used for people with no remaining teeth. They rely on creating of a “suction seal” between the oral tissues and the fitting surface of the denture to retain their position.
Partial dentures or over dentures are used for people who have lost several teeth. They retain their position by locking into undercuts on remaining natural teeth using metal rests and retainers.
Denture retention may also be augmented by addition of implant attachments.
Dentures require additional bulk for strength and retentive elements, which may interfere with general comfort, speech and oral hygiene. There are several scenarios in which, under proper care, a denture can provide patients with a satisfactory result.
Which is the best tooth replacement option for you? We’ll help you make an informed decision, based on the condition of your remaining teeth, bone and gums, and your lifestyle. Please ring our office for a consultation today.