Root Retained Denture | Delmarva Dental Services

Root Retained Denture

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A complete or partial denture can be supported by leaving roots in the bone that the denture fits over. Usually 2 to 4 roots are left on each side of the upper or lower jaw. Root canals are performed on the teeth; the teeth are trimmed so they are even with the gum line and then a post is cemented into the roots which have an attachment that partner with an attachment in the denture. In this way we have made the denture more resistant to dislodging forces as well as more resistant to biting forces. It stays in better and you can bite harder. One disadvantage is that the roots can still get cavities. Pressure resorption is also much less than on tissue borne dentures so the bone is preserved for possible implant placement later.