Complete Dentures

As a last resort, if all teeth are missing, a complete denture can be made to fit either the upper arch, the lower arch, or both. A complete denture is made of a hard acrylic material that fits snugly over the gums. Dentures can be made to look very realistic and provide chewing ability, but their effectiveness is much more limited than either natural teeth or restorations like implants that are anchored in the bone. Furthermore, without roots of teeth or implants to stimulate healthy bone, the jaw bone will slowly dissolve away over time necessitating the need for adjustments and relines to the inner surface. To increase stability and preserve jawbone, complete dentures can be anchored on their underside using dental implants and attachments. Feel free to discuss with us the advantages and disadvantages of teeth replacement using complete dentures.