Completely removable dentures are still an option these days. In most cases, dentures can help patients through:
- Mastication or chewing ability improvement by replacing edentulous areas with denture teeth.
- Aesthetics, because the presence of teeth gives a natural appearance to the face, and wearing a denture to replace missing teeth provides support for the lips and cheeks and corrects the collapsed appearance that results from the loss of teeth.
- Pronunciation, because replacing missing teeth, especially the anterior, enables patients to speak better. There is especially improvement in pronouncing words containing sibilants or fricatives.
- Self-esteem, because improved looks and speech boost confidence in the ability to interact socially.
Dentures can also be used in combination with an All on 4 / hybrid prosthesis (as upper complete denture and lower All on 4) in order to expedite treatment time and to minimize costs and surgical procedures.