A full denture is a removable appliance replacing all of the natural teeth and the associated tissues and is supported by the gums. As the name implies, a full denture can replace either an upper or lower arch or both arches.
A full denture comprises of an acrylic base and acrylic or composite denture teeth. For patients with a history of breaking full dentures a metal palate, plate or mesh can be inserted into the denture for extra strength. Full dentures can also be retained by implants for better stability and function.
Your dental prosthetist will recommend the option that best meets your particular needs.