How does the upper denture work?

The upper denture or maxillary denture as dentists call it works mostly due to suction that it gets from the roof of the mouth or the palate. As It is often larger than the lower denture or mandibular denture but is generally more comfortable than the lower denture. It will move slightly during chewing, but it is generally tolerated very well by most patients as the suction allows it to chew acceptably. To break the suction in order to remove the upper denture, Dr. Schafer recommends that you place your thumbs behind the front teeth and gently push forward which breaks the suction.


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