Full Dentures restore chewing ability and a smile for patients who have lost all of their teeth.
Partial Dentures are used to replace one or several missing teeth when there are still some natural teeth. Traditionally partial dentures were secured to the remaining teeth with cast metal clasps. In many cases we can now offer natural looking flexible partial dentures that look great without metal clasps.
Implant Supported Dentures use socket attachments processed into your denture that snap onto corresponding ball attachments on dental implants.
Full upper dentures are usually very stable and retentive because a tight seal and suction cup effect between the denture and palate. Some patients, however, prefer to not have their palate covered or have a very strong gag reflex. In these cases an implant supported full upper denture allows us to make a much smaller “u-shaped” denture that does not cover the entire palate, but is still very retentive.
Implant supported full lower dentures are usually much more retentive than full lower dentures without implants. This is because there is no “suction cup effect” with a full lower denture. The tongue gets in the way of a good 360 degree seal. Implants can make a full lower denture much more retentive and stable, greatly improving the ability to eat and speak.