What is the difference between a partial and full denture?
Patients who are missing many or even all of their teeth can benefit from dentures. A partial denture allows you to retain a large number of healthy teeth while replacing multiple missing teeth throughout your smile. A full denture restores an entire arch of missing teeth, giving you back your smile and your ability to eat and chew the foods you love.
A full denture is made of acrylic, and it's designed with your facial structure and skin tone in mind, so it looks like your natural smile and provides the best fit possible. You can easily remove a traditional denture for cleaning, and it relies on a secure fit and suction to your jawbone to stay in place.
An implant-supported denture uses dental implants to secure a denture, so there is no movement or slippage when you talk or eat. Dental implants also keep your bone healthy, which give you better longevity for your denture.
A partial denture is removable and uses metal clasps to anchor to healthy teeth. It has prosthetic teeth attached to fill in the open spaces, restore your ability to eat and chew, and complement your smile.
If you are considering a partial or full denture, Drs. Wang and Ma are happy to help you determine the right treatment for your needs.