Gallery of Smiles - Complete Dentures
Just imagine the how great it would feel to experience this kind of change in your smile!
Removable Complete Dentures
Removable Complete Dentures are a cost effective and good solution for patients who no longer have teeth. When properly fabricated, they look very natural and they function well. We only encourage patients to give up on their own natural teeth as a last resort. If that path becomes inevitable, it is nice to the effective options are available.
Removable Complete Overdentures
Removable Complete Overdentures have been an absolute miracle for patients whose jaw bone loss is so severe that it is impossible for them to wear their denture comfortably any longer.
When teeth are extracted, the residual ridge will begin to resorb (shrink). It goes faster in some patients than others. Even within the same patient, it shrinks faster at different times in than others. The residual ridge is essential for a conventional denture to be stable. Once that residual ridge shrinks away, the denture becomes loose. This results in a great deal of denture movement during eating and with that comes sore spots.
A couple of implants with snap attachments on them will hold that loose denture steady, and our patient can eat comfortably again!
The photos above show (left) two snap attachments coming out of the gum directly from the implants.
The upper right photo shows two snap attachments connected to a bar between the implants. Black arrows point to the implants. Blue arrows point to the snap attachments.
The snaps out of the gum and the bar are just two different techniques available to achieve the same result.
The lower left photo has black arrows that point to the plastic snaps that fit into the inside of the denture. These typically have to be replaced occasionally as they wear out.
The lower right photo shows a denture that looks just like a conventional denture. The implants in this case have no impact on cosmetics. So a conventional denture noted above and the implant overdenture under it will look exactly the same.