Can you have just an upper denture?

Can you have just an upper denture?

You can get partial dentures on your upper teeth only. Whether it’s from tooth decay, trauma, or some other cause, dentists use partial dentures to fill holes in your mouth where natural teeth used to sit. If you only have missing teeth in your upper jaw, you can get a partial denture to fill these gaps.

How do Palateless dentures stay in place?

These dentures have precision attachments to retain the dentures, possibly in combination with a milled titanium bar. This type of overdenture can be retained by natural teeth or dental implants, depending on your situation. At Marshall Denture Clinic, we call these “snap-on dentures,” and they are typically removable.

What can I do to make my dentures stay in my mouth?

Dental implants may be a way to secure the teeth. Dental implants are titanium cylinders that can give denture patients their confidence back. The denture teeth are secured to a pink base and inside of the base is a gasket like O-ring that may secure the teeth in place without adhesives.

Do you like the idea of upper dentures?

I am sick of not being able to smile or laugh when I am around people. So, the thought of dentures do sound nice, perfect teeth, no more pain, a new smile. I love that idea. But what turns my stomach, makes me feel anxiety rising up is the thought of having to get used to them!

What happens when you get a new set of dentures?

Cheek biting. Often when you have a new set of dentures, this can happen and as you know once you bite your cheek, it swells up a bit and makes you more likely to bite it again. Your mouth and muscles will learn how to bite with them, you just need to take it slowly when chewing to begin with and allow your brain to work things out.

Why do I feel like my denture is too big?

You may feel the dentures are rocking, falling (if it is an upper) lifting or shifting (if it is a lower) or feel like the dentures are just too big. As we have seen, this could be due to ‘you factors’ such as poor ridges, difficult high-up muscle attachments, not enough good saliva or poor muscular control.