Today we are going to discuss Complete Dentures. I will cover some of the reasons that you might need a set of complete dentures and what to expect from different procedures. I think you will benefit greatly by taking a few minutes to learn about complete dentures and how they may help to bring back your best smile.
What is a Complete Denture and why would I need this?
When a patient gets the point where they have no remaining teeth or they are completely
edentulous a Complete plate or full denture is needed. Sometimes due to chronic generalized
severe periodontal disease a patient may require full mouth extractions and the placement
of an immediate upper, and or lower complete denture.
Why is my lower Complete Denture so difficult to wear?
In some cases patients that have lower complete dentures have an extremely hard time
with the stability of the denture. There is usually very little or no seal with
lower complete dentures when completed to an upper complete denture. An upper complete
denture usually can provide seal posteriorly where the hard palate of roof the mouth
ends and the soft palate begins. This effect is not present with a lower complete denture
making this appliance difficult to use without denture adhesive. In this case, two implants in the areas where the canines would be can place to convert a basic lower complete denture into an overdenture or implant retained denture. This can greatly improve the lower dentures stability and patients bite force when utilizing titanium implants.
Now that you have a little more information about complete dentures it will be much easier to make informed decisions about your dental health. I would be more than glad to discuss those decisions with you in person, feel free to call me at 561-557-4159 on you can even make an appointment to come see me at John Sarno DMD 4600 Military Trail Ste. #114 Jupiter, FL 33458.