Where all your teeth have been lost, the provision of acrylic upper and lower dentures can help to return aesthetics and function. Even when all due care is taken, many patients can experience problems with stability and retention of dentures. This is usually the case with a full lower denture, which does not generate suction like the upper denture and is often dislodged by the tongue. Dentures must be removed for cleaning, and left out overnight so that oxygen may reach the supporting tissues.
A partial denture may be made for patients who are missing one or more teeth. This is the most inexpensive way of coping with the problem of missing teeth, and can provide a great aesthetic solution. They can also be used as a temporary solution if considering a dental implant.
The cheaper partial dentures are made completely of acrylic. A cast metal framework will help to reduce problems of food packing or denture movement. These problems can be avoided completely by considering ‘fixed’ tooth replacement options such as bridgework or dental implants.