Replacement Of Missing Teeth With Complete Dentures

Upper teeth are unsalvageable


Front view of large cavities making the teeth non-restorable.

 Lower arch has enough teeth to save for a partial denture.

Sometimes, there is no way to salvage the remaining teeth in an arch.  In this case, all of the upper teeth were removed and replaced with a complete denture.  At least there were enough sound teeth on the lower arch to be able to construct a removable partial denture.  This allows for more stability and helps prevent dislodgement while chewing food and talking.  A complete lower denture can be extremely difficult to wear and it is best to avoid wherever possible.
Palatal view of upper denture in place
  Front view of new upper denture and new lower parital denture
View of lower teeth with the new partial denture in place