Dentures – Partials and Implant Supported Overdentures
A denture is a dental appliance created to replace missing teeth. There are two types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures are for patients who are missing all of their teeth in an arch, while partial dentures will only fill the spaces for missing teeth. Partial Dentures can be fixed (cemented) or removable.
When teeth are missing, partial dentures play an important role in preventing other teeth from shifting their position in the mouth.
Typically, our patients receive dentures for the following reasons:
- Replace complete loss of all teeth in an arch.
- Replace partial loss of teeth in an arch.
- Enhance smile and facial tissues.
- Improve chewing, speech and digestion.
- Dentures will give dental support and functionality to your smile.
Implant Supported Overdentures
Placing as few as 2 dental implants under a lower complete denture can completely change what may be the worst common dental situation, floating lower plates. Our patients who have completed these procedures are able to enjoy foods that have been fobidden for years.
Placement of four to six implants per arch can restore an edentulous patient to a person who can eat chew, talk, and even sneeze with confidence.