Extensive edentulism makes fixed prosthetic restorations (bridges) impossible. To replace missing teeth and restore mastication capacity, removable dentures are used which can be removed from the mouth. Note that all teeth losses should be supplemented in a short time after the extraction, because every single gap poses a threat to adjacent teeth. These tend to drift out of their position towards the gap. Long – term teeth loss leads to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) damage.
There are two main types of removable dentures: full or complete removable acrylic dentures (used in cases of complete edentulism) and partial removable dentures – conventional acrylic or metal based cast partial dentures (to replace one or several tooth loss).
Removable prothesis provide proper function and comfort for those patients who have no availability to have implants for some different reasons while still maintaining a natural appearance in a short period of time.