Full (Complete) Dentures

When all of a person’s teeth have been removed, then a full denture (otherwise known as a “complete denture”) is offered as the solution. People sometimes call these devices “plates.” A full denture can be made for either the upper or lower jaw or for both.

Natural teeth function efficiently because they are firmly anchored in bone.  Dentures sit “on the surface” and chewing forces tend to make them shift or move. While full dentures can do a magnificent job in restoring smiles and appearance,  much attention must be directed towards dealing with the limitation of function that the situation imposes.

Another issue is any potential reaction of the patient to the materials used in its construction.

To learn more details about full dentures see “Things You Need to Know About Full Dentures.”