Complete and Partial Dentures (Also known as false teeth)
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. There are two types of dentures available – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth still remain. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag and can make a person appear much older. Dentures allow the patient to be able to eat and speak with ease, which is often taken for granted until a person loses their teeth.
An implant-supported denture is a new breakthrough in dentistry. An implant-supported denture is a type of denture that is supported by and attached to implants. The denture is still removable but can be clasped to the implants for better support and function. This feature increases confidents in patients because they can generally speak more clearly, chew foods with more ease and do not have to worry about the denture coming loose. Dr. Haag prefers implant-supported dentures compared to traditional dentures, because of all of the increased benefits they offer his patients.