What Are Full Dentures?

In this video, Dr. Amelia Aristodemo discusses traditional upper and lower dentures and how to ensure their longevity with proper care.

Full dentures are dental appliances designed to replace all of the teeth on either the upper or lower arch of the mouth. These appliances consist of an acrylic base that mimics the appearance of gums, with artificial teeth made of either plastic or porcelain attached to the base. Full dentures are utilized to restore both the esthetics and functionality lost due to the absence of natural teeth.

In terms of retention, upper dentures typically stay in place through suction created by the roof of the mouth. However, lower dentures have less natural retention and support due to the strong muscles of the tongue and cheeks. As a result, adhesive is often used to help keep both upper and lower dentures securely in place and prevent movement while eating or speaking.

It’s important to note that full dentures should be removed daily for cleaning and maintenance. Proper oral hygiene practices are essential for maintaining the health of the gums and preventing oral health issues.

If you’re considering full dentures as a solution for your tooth loss, we encourage you to reach out to our office to schedule a consultation. We’re here to evaluate your oral health needs and discuss how we can help you achieve a functional and natural-looking smile with full dentures. Please give us a call, and we’ll be happy to assist you.


Meet Dr. Amelia Aristodemo

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Loyola University at Chicago in 1992 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1997. She provides all your basic dental care needs plus offers Orthodontics, lnvisalign, Dental Implants, Opalescence Teeth Whitening and Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Aristodemo believes excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan. Communication and long-term relationships are important to her. Let her know what is on your mind and ask questions.

She will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. She is a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to the belief that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.

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