Dentures need to be cleaned and maintained and can affect the taste of food. (Some of the sense of taste comes from the pallet which is covered by the denture) Some people can get a horse shoe shaped denture that covers less of the pallet. Dentures can be uncomfortable, rock and cause irritation to the gums. It is important to visit the dentist regularly to have the denture inspected and maintained.
Miniature implants can also be inserted into the bone to hold the denture. In this case titanium screws are placed in the jaw and the denture ‘snaps’ on to them. This is much more costly but can provide a more comfortable, smaller denture.