Full & Partial Dentures

If you were wondering what is the difference between the full dentures and partial dentures, then here is the answer. 

If the patient is missing all, or almost all of their teeth the dentist individually will suggest couple of options that will be best for the patient and help them have beautiful and stunning smile. Besides the esthetic reasons, not having adult permanent teeth in your mouth. Because our teeth form a vital part of the structure of our faces, missing teeth will eventually cause your facial muscles to sag, making you look older than you are. Difficulty pronouncing certain words is also an oft-reported problem. Also, may find it difficult to chew certain foods, and thus have to make major changes to your diet. This can severely affect your overall health, since foods that are the most difficult to chew offer the greatest nutritional value – apples, nuts, and whole grain bread being perfect examples. 

The base of a full set of dentures is made from a flesh-colored plastic or acrylic that rests on your gums and is perfectly molded to fit snugly and comfortably. The upper set covers your palate or roof of your mouth. There is a thin layer of saliva between the denture and your gums that form a seal to help anchor the denture, which is why a dry mouth can cause dentures to loosen. 

A partial denture is a plate with one or more prosthetic teeth attached to it. However, if you have sufficient and strong natural teeth, a dental bridge can be used. Bridges are called such because they bridge the gap between two teeth. A false tooth is anchored to crowns on either side of the gap; however, should the natural teeth not be in sufficiently good condition, the prosthetic tooth can be attached to an implant embedded in the jaw itself.