• Replace all the teeth on the upper and/or lower ridge
• A full upper denture uses suction to stay in place. In most cases there is no need for denture adhesives
• A full lower denture will not get suction like an upper and may require adhesive or implants to stay in place
Warning signs that you may require a new full denture include:
• Poor fit
• Worn teeth that have become flat
• Pronounced lower jaw/chin
• Creases at the corner of the mouth
• Impaired speech
• Inability to chew food properly resulting in indigestion, gas, bloating, or loss of appetite
*Note; Most often a new full denture can restore aesthetic… and function
• Partial dentures improve esthetics, restore function and maintain tooth position in the mouth when one or more
teeth are missing but not all.
• A partial denture can prolong the life of remaining teeth in the mouth by preventing twisting, tilting and drifting of
the other teeth into the open space.
• An implant over denture can either be a partial or full denture. The implants snap into the denture and improve fit
• Implants on a full upper denture require a minimum of 4 to be stable. A full upper denture with implants does not
rely on suction for fit and can be a horseshoe shape, benefiting those with a sensitive gag reflex.
• Implants on a full lower denture provide stability that would not be there otherwise. They decrease pressure on the
gums while increasing biting force, fit and quality of life
• Note; A minimum of 2 implants are required on a full lower denture
• Implants on a partial denture can improve esthetics's when clasps are undesirable. They can also give added support
when only 1 tooth is remaining.
• Precision attachments are used in conjunction with partials to improve aesthetics when clasps are undesirable
• Are a soft material added to an acrylic denture to improve comfort on sensitive gums.
• Typically used in full lower dentures to reduce pressure.
• Recommended for individuals with very flat lower gums.
• Immediate/Transitional Dentures are made prior to having teeth extracted.
• They act as a Band-Aid in the mouth reducing swelling and protecting the extraction, to immediately restore
aesthetic and function.
• They are to be worn during the healing process approximately 3-5 months and no longer than 1 year.
• Once the healing is complete they must either be relined or replaced with a new denture due to significant changes
in the mouth post extraction.
A denture reline, can improve the fit of a denture when changes in the mouth have occurred
*Note; A denture reline is only recommended when the teeth on a denture are not visibly worn or flat.
To lighten the color of natural teeth, for improved aesthetics.