Dentures are custom-fabricated removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth. If you’ve lost all or some of your natural teeth, dentures help replace these missing teeth and their function. They make it easier to chew and speak. Dentures carry artificial teeth attached to a pink base and visually match the color and look of your natural teeth. They are removable in nature and can be taken out and put back into the mouth as and when you please. When you lose all of your natural teeth, the facial contour sags and makes you look older. Dentures support the facial muscles and restore your youthful look. There are two types of dentures available -- complete and partial dentures.
What are full or complete dentures?
A complete denture or full denture is the conventional method of replacing missing teeth. It is used when you have lost all your teeth and are looking for a tooth replacement technique that can easily replace all your teeth. Full dentures provide full-coverage or replace a complete dental arch. They carry artificial teeth, crafted from porcelain, attached to a gum-colored base. An upper full denture has a pink colored palate that covers the roof of your mouth, while a lower full denture is 'U' shaped and rests on the underlying gum and bone tissues.
What are partial dentures?
A partial denture is a removable dental prosthetic used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth attached to an acrylic gum-colored base, which is connected to a metal framework that connects the partial denture to the teeth. They are natural looking and strong enough to withstand the biting and chewing forces. A partial denture also keeps the underlying bone and soft tissues actively engaged and prevent future bone loss.
What are the advantages of partial denture?
Partial dentures have numerous benefits. They are:
- Cost efficient and are considered the most affordable when it comes to replacing a missing tooth.
- Fabricated on the same day. You don't have to stay without teeth for a long period of time.
- Easily placed in the mouth through a non-surgical procedure.
- Non-invasive and do not damage the teeth adjacent to the gap left by missing teeth.
- Easily customizable and additional teeth may be added to the parts over time. However, this depends on the material used and other factors.
- Easy to maintain and fit into your regular lifestyle comfortably.
We, at LaCanne Family Dental, Menominee, provide for all your needs pertaining to dental services and routine exams. Our dentists with their entire team persist to present you with exceptional treatment that enhances and maintains the beauty of your smile.
If you have any further question, queries or dental emergencies and are looking for an accomplished dentist, feel free to contact us at (906) 352-4100 to schedule an appointment.