The Difference Between Full & Partial Dentures
Your mouth is more than a just pretty smile.
Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is vital to your general well-being. If you are in need of full dentures or partial dentures in Saratoga Springs you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Stanley J. Lis and Dr. Joshua S. Bronner at Springs Dental.
Benefits of Dentures
If you have experienced gum disease, decay or injury, you may be missing one or more of your natural teeth, making it difficult to smile, chew or eat. An affordable way to replace your own teeth is with customized dentures. They are worn during the day and removed at night. With proper cleaning, dentures are easy to maintain and last for a long time.
You should consider dentures if you would like to:
- Improve your appearance
- Eat comfortably again
- Talk more clearly
Full vs. Partial Dentures
Dentures come in the option of full or partial. The determining factor for which type is appropriate for you depends upon the condition and quantity of the natural teeth still in your mouth. Sometimes, teeth may need to be extracted before you can proceed with dentures.
Full dentures are also known as complete dentures because they take the place of all of your upper teeth, lower teeth, or both. They are held in place with suction and can be removed. Before these dentures can be made, an intermediate set may be used while gum tissue is healing from an extraction. If you still have healthy teeth in your mouth, then you may be a candidate for partial dentures. This approach uses a denture tooth attached to a base that fastens to your natural teeth. They capitalize on the strength of your existing teeth and inhibit shifting of unopposed teeth.
Schedule an Appointment
Our team at Springs Dental are here to help you decide which denture option would be best suited for you. Call our office at (518) 633-4446 or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to meeting you!