When many or all teeth are missing from a top or bottom jaw, we may suggest dentures.
A full denture replaces all teeth, whereas a partial denture replaces a number of missing teeth by fitting in like a puzzle piece. Modern dentures look like natural teeth and are far more comfortable than their predecessors.
The porcelain false teeth in a denture are attached to a gum-coloured base. This can be held in place by denture adhesive, clasps that attach to existing teeth, or dental implants. The dentist will help you determine which type of prosthetic is best for your unique requirements.
A problematic upper or lower denture can be stabilised with as little as two implants, with the use of an easy press fit attachment. This will also greatly reduce continuing bone loss, which can be a debilitating result of losing your teeth.