Implant retained dentures often provide greater stability and comfort for the denture wearer. The implants need to be surgically fitted to the patient by a dentist or oral surgeon/specialist, after which dentures can be constructed which attach to the implants to aid in retention.
A partial denture can replace teeth either on the upper or lower jaw. This helps to maintain the integrity of the remaining teeth, as well as improving one’s appearance and their ability to eat.
A partial denture can be made from acrylic, metal alloys or flexible materials, all of which have specific suitability’s.
Relining a denture can be completed on both full and partial dentures. Relining a denture is a procedure carried out when there has been considerable bone and gum resorption which makes the denture loose or unstable. Generally, this occurs when the patient has had teeth extracted. Sometimes there can be enough natural bone and gum loss over a period to also warrant a reline. The ability to carry out a reline procedure can depend on the age of the denture.