Full or Partial Dentures
Dentures may replace all or some of your teeth. They can be full dentures, partial dentures, chrome or acrylic dentures, and implant retained dentures.
Full or complete dentures refer to a full set of ‘false teeth’ which replaces all of the upper and lower teeth. They fit tightly over the gums and help restore the patient’s speech and eating. They are usually acrylic dentures. If there has been too much boneloss in the dental arches, the stability and retention of these dentures can be greatly improved by attaching them to dental implants. This method can achieve very satisfactory results for patients without any of their own teeth and struggling with looseness in their existing dentures, especially in the lower arch.
Dentures that replace some but not all of the teeth are known as partial dentures. They can be made from a combination of acrylic and chrome casting.
Partial dentures are vitally important for both aesthetics (filling the space of the missing teeth) and functionality (eating, speech, and preventing other teeth from changing position).
Implant Retained Dentures
In patients with significant loss of bone in their dental arches, it may be difficult to achieve optimal stability and retention of traditional dentures. In these instances, dental implants can be placed in one or both arches to act as anchorage for the dentures to fit over. The dentures will attach to the implants and this provides unprecedented stability and retention for those patients who struggles which loose dentures.