A complete denture is used for patients who lack teeth all together. A complete denture is completely fabricated in an ideal appearance and function of a ‘normal’ smile and will be custom-made to fit inside the patient’s mouth comfortably. Because there are no teeth to support the denture, a complete denture is supported by the jawbone. After dentures are placed in the patient’s mouth they are tested and fitted to ensure that they are completely comfortable. However, like partial dentures, the complete dentures can take a little time to get used to but eventually they can feel natural inside your mouth.
In some situations, especially with lower full dentures, patients can experience the benefits of dental implants to secure and stabilise a full lower denture to prevent it from moving around in the mouth. The team at McCullough Dental Centre have an integrated implant treatment centre and can offer implant stabilised dentures if patients are having difficulty with conventional dentures.