Dentures can be very uncomfortable. Dentures can be partial or complete. They are supported by the gums or by the gums and remaining teeth, therefore eating can be very difficult.

With dentures, you have only about 25% of your natural chewing capacity. Upper dentures cover the roof of your mouth with plastic, which can alter your ability to enjoy food.

Dentures do not stop the problem of bone loss. Long-time denture wearers often look much older because of the bone loss.

In the event that extractions are necessary, a temporary denture will be placed to allow the extraction sites to properly heal and provide an esthetic appearance. The gums will shrink during the healing time and the provisional denture will require relining procedures to adapt better to the underlying bone and gum.

Removable partial dentures use existing teeth for anchorage through metal clasps,which affect the appearance.