Patients who have lost their natural teeth due to decay, periodontal disease or injury can suffer from difficulty eating and speaking, and drooping of facial muscles. Full and partial dentures replace the missing teeth both aesthetically and functionally, providing support and restoring the smile. Full (complete) dentures are used when all of the natural teeth have been lost, while partial dentures fill in the gaps between natural teeth.
Dental implants have greatly improved the function of traditional dentures and partial dentures. It is now possible to attach your dentures into dental implants for improved fit and retention. If you have an ill-fitting denture or partial denture, ask Dr. Dulac about retaining your denture with implants!