Removable dentures are an option to replace single or multiple teeth. Dentures are stabilized primarily by resting on the gums and can be used to chew and/or for esthetic purposes to restore spaces resulting from missing teeth.
If an individual is missing all of his or her teeth, complete dentures can be made to replace esthetics and function. If only some teeth are missing and there are still a good number of healthy teeth, a partial denture may be more suitable. Partial dentures can clasp to healthy teeth to improve retention of the prosthesis.
Implants can also be used to help improve the stability of dentures. One or two implants will greatly improve the retention of a removable denture, while placement of four to six implants can be used to retain a denture that is almost never removed.
If you would like to see how dentures can improve your smile and chewing, contact us today to schedule an appointment!