Partial dentures missing one or more teeth in a jaw, they can be replaced as a non-surgical alternative to implants with a removable “partial denture“.
The components are: the replacement teeth made of plastic or ceramic, the base using tooth-colored plastic and / or steel and anchoring abutment element, with which the prosthesis is attached to the natural teeth. Especially for these holding elements there is a large variety of options from simple “clip” on “attachment” to “telescopes”, which each affect the wearing comfort and the resulting quality of life.
If all teeth are missing on a jaw line, the only solution still left is a full denture … in so far as implants are waived.
A full denture keeps to the jaw ideally by vacuum like a sucker. Although one might think that it would be difficult due to gravity, to give an upper denture sufficient support, the opposite is the case. The maintenance of a properly-built upper denture is usually good, the grip even a properly-made lower denture is often unsatisfactory. This will reflect the smaller contact area and the enormous mobility of the tongue.