Removable full (or partial) dentures can be used to replace several or all teeth in an arch. Traditional full dentures are held in place by suction, often with the assistance of denture adhesive. Partials may be attached to existing teeth with a special clasp, or they may be metal-free and designed to “snap” over adjacent teeth.
Our dentures are designed with the same cosmetic goals as all our other dental work, which makes them an attractive and convenient solution to missing teeth. However, this type of denture does not stop bone loss and it is not as stable as natural teeth.
A removable full denture typically provides about 25% to 28% of full chewing efficiency. Therefore, implant-supported crowns, bridges, or dentures have become a much more popular choice.