Has your dentist recommended dentures to replace your missing teeth? These artificial tooth replacements do more than just allowing you to eat and speak properly. They also keep facial muscles from sagging, thus helping you maintain a more youthful look and a confident smile. Dentures are of two types—complete dentures and partial dentures. Understanding your options will help you make an informed choice.
Key Differences between Partial and Complete Dentures
- Removable partial dentures are typically recommended when your teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge or when you have more than a few that are missing. Partials are an option when some healthy teeth remain. They have small clasps that attach to your natural teeth and keep them in place.
- Complete dentures, on the other hand, are a full set. Often referred to as false teeth, they are used when all your natural teeth are missing or need to be removed. Also removable, they are held in place by suction.
At our dental clinic, we offer natural-looking dentures that look and feel more like your own teeth. Our dentists are experienced in denture sizing and fitting which helps our patients alleviate many common concerns as well as minimize initial discomfort. Schedule a dental checkup to discuss your denture options. Replacing those missing teeth will allow you to enjoy the foods you love and maintain your beautiful smile.