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This 63 year old man actually looked very youthful, with an attractive face and beautiful blue eyes.
Obviously his teeth were of no more use to him.
He could no longer use them for eating.
No chewing teeth remain on the upper.
The front teeth are badly crowded. Teeth do not drift backward in the mouth to fill gaps.
Look at how much space is between the upper and lower jaws when the teeth and supporting bone is lost.
The left side. The patient had a crown made on his front tooth many years ago.
The panoramic radiograph reveals the massive loss of teeth and supporting bone.
The upper denture covers the palate for stability and suction.
This is the inside of the upper denture.
The lower denture has to fit around the tongue.
The upper and lower denture in the mouth.
A happy patient.