What are the key differences between Full Vs. Partial Dentures?
Posted on 4/25/2022 by Singing River Dentistry Midtown
Are you considering dentures as an option to restore your smile? If so, you may be wondering what the key differences are between full and partial dentures. This blog post will explore the differences between these two types of dentures and help you decide which option is best for you.
What Are Full Dentures?
Full dentures are removable dental prosthesis that consists of a full set of artificial teeth. They are typically used when all the natural teeth have been removed, either due to tooth decay, gum disease, or extraction. Full dentures restore the ability to chew and speak properly and improve the smile's appearance.
There are two types of full dentures: conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are made after all of the natural teeth have been removed, and the jawbone has had time to heal. This can take several months. Immediate dentures are made before any teeth are removed and can be worn immediately following tooth removal.
What Are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are removable dental prostheses used to replace missing teeth. They are attached in between your gums and existing teeth, much like a bridge or implant would be. Partial dentures can improve the appearance of your smile while also restoring function; they help you properly chew food again, restore lost facial muscles (which leads to fewer wrinkles), and reduce stress on other natural teeth by redistributing biting pressure throughout the mouth.
What Are Some Differences Between Full Vs. Partial Dentures?
There are several differences between full and partial dentures that people should consider before choosing which option is best for them:
The main difference between these two types of dentures is that one replaces all of the upper or lower jaw's remaining natural teeth while another only affects some remaining natural teeth.
Partial dentures are more affordable than full dentures, but they also require more maintenance and can be less stable. Partial dentures may also cause some discomfort or pain at first as the wearer adjusts to them.
Full dentures require a longer adjustment period than partial dentures, but they offer a more natural appearance and are easier to care for in the long run. Full dentures may also cause gum soreness or irritation in the early stages of use.
Both full and partial dentures offer benefits that can restore your smile, improve function, and enhance your appearance. Full Dentures are removable dental prosthesis that consists of a full set of artificial teeth. They are typically used when all natural teeth have been removed, either due to tooth decay, gum disease, or extraction. Please reach out to us to schedule a consultation to discuss which option is best for you.
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