When you begin your search for tooth replacement solutions, you will quickly discover that you have many options at your disposal. From fixed to removable prosthetics, you have the opportunity to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, teeth missing side-by-side, teeth spread across your arch, or one or both full arches of teeth. While some prosthetics come with a long list of requirements, full and partial dentures tend to suit the needs of nearly any patient. Learn more about them for a clearer understanding.
Full and partial dentures are removable teeth replacement solutions. This means you can take them out of your mouth and then place them back in at will. These devices are in contrast to bridges or implants, which are “fixed” and remain in place. A denture is usually made of a high-grade, gum-hued acrylic base within which artificial, custom-designed teeth sit. Keep in mind that every denture is custom-crafted based on discussions with you and impressions that we take for a comfortable, beautiful fit.
About Full Dentures Versus Partial Dentures
How many teeth are you missing? If you are missing one tooth, two teeth, or multiple teeth – but you are not missing all of the teeth on your upper or lower arch (or both) – we will suggest a partial denture. The device will leave room for remaining teeth, so your smile appears complete while you wear the partial. A full denture is a single unit that spans an entire arch, thereby replacing a full arch of teeth. You may wear an upper, a lower, or both simultaneously to complete your grin.