A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.
The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination thereof. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.
Lower dentures are much more difficult to wear than an upper denture. Comfort and function suffer due to its horseshoe shape and lack of retention. It has become the standard of care to support a lower denture with implants. If you wear a lower denture without the stability of
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Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dentist examinations are still
important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.