Full & Partial Dentures
Full and partial dentures are a great restorative treatment to consider when you want/need a smile replacement. With new dental technology, dentures are more realistic looking, comfortable, and useful than they have ever been. At Chariton Dental, we offer both partial and full dentures for our patients who are missing teeth and want to have a full, beautiful smile once again.
Depending on your specific smile situation, Dr. Tanner will either recommend full or partial prosthetics. There are different qualifications for each, so below we have described each and what type of smiles would benefit from each one.
With a full restorative denture, full rows of artificial teeth and gums that rest on the jaw bone to give someone a new smile. Although it is common for older patients to utilize a full denture, recently a more diverse age range of patients has been selecting it as their treatment of choice.
Missing most of your teeth will affect how you do the easiest, daily activities such as speaking and chewing. If you only have a select few natural teeth left in your mouth, the best option would be to have them extracted and receive a new full set.
Traditional, full dentures are made to rest right on the gums holding them in place. This type is removable and will stay in place throughout the day.
Partial dentures are designed to help patients who have a few natural teeth left that are strong and healthy, regain a full smile. A partial denture stays in place with the use of metal clasps and frameworks. On the framework, the artificial teeth are attached in the designed areas that need tooth replacement.
Partials can be used as a type of retainer, meaning they can be removable or there is a permanently fixed option. Fixed partial dentures attach to your smile through the use of dental crowns being placed onto existing, anchor teeth.
Benefits of Denture Appliances
- Both full and partial prosthetics are made out of high-quality and durable dental materials such as porcelain and acrylic. These are made to withstand the pressures of chewing and speaking.
- Being artificial, maintenance on both of these appliances is easy and requires extra care to the standard brushing.
- When we lose teeth, our oral bone structure starts to perish and disintegrate. Restorative treatment will slow the disintegration process down.
- Having a full and bright smile that you are proud of will increase the confidence you have in your appearance.
At Chariton Dental, we only offer the best restorative dental procedures available that are guaranteed to enhance the appearance of your smile. If you are suffering from major gaps in your smile due to missing teeth, please make an appointment to see Dr. Tanner in our Charinton, Iowa office. Here we can help you decide which option is best for you and your smile!