Dentures: Complete & Partials
It is frustrating to have dental issues that affect your appearance and the proper functioning of your teeth. Fortunately, today, there are many restorative and cosmetic dentistry options available, including dentures. Dentures, in short, are prosthetic tools that take the place of missing teeth. Complete dentures replace a whole set of teeth, and partial dentures are used when some healthy, natural teeth remain. Whether you need partial dentures, complete dentures, or are looking for a clinic that can manage all your dental needs, please visit Wilson Dentistry.
Are Complete and Partial Dentures the Same?
Complete and partial dentures are the same in that they replicate your natural healthy teeth in size, shape, and color. Partial dentures are made to exactly match the color of your natural teeth. Complete dentures can be made to allow you to have a whiter, brighter smile. Aside from the cosmetic look of both types of dentures the two types are entirely different.
Complete dentures are either immediate or conventional. Conventional dentures are made after all teeth are removed and the healing process has begun. The denture will be ready for use in about two months. Immediate dentures, on the other hand, are made in advance and are ready to be put in place on the same day the teeth are removed. This is a benefit in that the patient leaves the office with their dentures. There is no need to go without teeth for any length of time. One drawback to immediate dentures is that there are changes that occur in the mouth during the healing process and the denture will require adjustments over the period of healing. In general, immediate dentures might be considered temporary, until a conventional denture can be created.
A partial denture, or bridge, is used to fill in the gap caused by missing teeth. A fixed bridge is cemented by crowns to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap. It is not removable. A precision partial denture attaches to crowns, but it can be removed. It also looks more natural.
These days, dental implants are another option to support dentures, which gives them more stability.
The Many Advantages of Getting Dentures
People choose to get dentures for any number of reasons, the most common being to improve their appearance. Without teeth, the face sags, making a person look significantly older than they actually are. Dentures fill out facial features and allow for a beautiful smile, and they also help the wearer to speak and eat better versus having no teeth. If there are many teeth missing, or they are in very poor shape one would most likely avoid eating raw vegetables or fruits. Dentures allow for a healthier diet, which results in better overall health.
Call Our Office to Learn More About Complete and Partial Dentures
Are you interested in securing dentures that can help you restore your wonderful smile? If you are, then Wilson Dentistry can help. In addition to a wide range of dental treatments, our team members are experts in dentures of all kinds. Call (346) 340-5440 to arrange a consultation.