Dentures & Partials
Dentures & Partials
Dentures & Partials
Dentures and partials are removable replacements for your teeth. They are meant to be worn by people who have lost some or all of their natural teeth. In this guide, we’ll go over the basic differences between these two dental appliances, how dentures and partials work when you should consider them as an option for replacing missing teeth, and more.
What are dentures?
Dentures are removable replacements for teeth. These artificial teeth are made of acrylic, plastic, or metal.
Dentures can be held in place by suction. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to match your mouth and the shape of your gums. Dentures can look like natural teeth or they may be stained to match your existing smile!
What are partials?
Partials are removable dental devices that are used to replace missing teeth. They can be made of acrylic and plastic, and they are used to replace missing teeth in either the upper or lower jaw.
When do you need dentures?
You need dentures if you have lost all of your teeth. Dental implants and bridges can replace some missing teeth, but they are not always ideal solutions. Partials (or partial dentures) are an alternative that can fill in gaps and provide a more natural look, but they do not work for everyone. If you have lost most or all of your teeth due to disease or injury and those remaining cannot be filled in with false ones, then it is likely time for dentures.
You need dentures if you have lost a single tooth. Single tooth loss is common among older people who no longer wear their wisdom teeth or retainers properly and should see their dentist as soon as possible to discuss whether or not there is anything left to save from the affected area before moving forward with treatment options like dental implants or traditional crowns/bridges/partial dentures (which may be necessary depending on how much bone was lost).
You need dentures if your remaining natural teeth are worn down beyond repair; however, if only part of the chewing surface has been ground away over time due to poor oral hygiene habits then this means only certain parts will require replacement while others would stay untouched during surgery until such time comes when they too become damaged beyond repair after years of neglecting them completely so keep this information handy!
When do you need partials?
Partials are a good option for people who have lost a few teeth. They can be used to replace missing teeth, and also as a support for dentures. If you are not ready for full dentures, getting partials may be the best option for you.
Is there an age limit for dentures or partials?
As a general rule, dentures and partials are recommended for people over the age of 65. However, there is no set age limit for patients to receive these dental products, especially if injuries or illnesses are involved.
What is the process of dentures & partials?
Dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth. They’re made of acrylic and metal, which means they can be removed.
Partials are also custom-made to fit your mouth and are removable as well; however, unlike dentures, partials don’t cover the entire palate (the roof of your mouth).
Dentures and partials are options for people who have lost teeth. Dentures are removable replacements that fit into the mouth and are held in place by suction or dental adhesive. Partials come in several styles, including full coverage and partial coverage acrylics, lingual attachments that cover the back side of your teeth (good for people with heavy chewing), or partial plates which can be customized by your dentist to suit your needs. These removable appliances may be made from a variety of materials including metal, plastic, porcelain fused to metal (PFM), or zirconia ceramic.
Partial dentures replace some but not all of your missing teeth; they’re less bulky than full-mouth dentures so they’re easier to wear day-to-day while still providing an improved appearance over tooth loss alone!
If you are ready to talk about dentures and partials, then call us today. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have. The first step is always a consultation so that we can determine the right treatment plan for you.
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