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The Difference Between Full And Partial Dentures

dallas denturesWhen you have lost several teeth, or even most of them, you need a prosthetic to enjoy optimal function and a full smile again. With full and partial dentures, we custom-make prosthetics that fit comfortably and offer a lifelike appearance. At our dental office in Dallas, TX, our team can help treat your tooth loss with natural-looking and durable dentures.

Don’t Live With Missing Teeth

Tooth loss could be caused by an untreated cavity, a serious dental infection, or even an injury to the tooth. But advanced tooth loss is often due to serious oral health issues, such as periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease. When you lose a majority of your teeth, this could severely limit your meal options and your nutritional intake. You could have trouble speaking clearly as well, and the remaining teeth could drift from position to cause dental misalignment. To avoid these complications and restore your smile to optimal function and beauty again, you need a dental prosthetic.

Partial Prosthetics

A partial denture addresses common cases of tooth loss, such as gaps spread out across the arch of your smile. We begin by examining the smile and if necessary, extracting any diseased or severely decayed or infected teeth. We then take detailed digital images from multiple angles, using them to design and craft the denture. The partial will contain new teeth set in an acrylic base, one that looks like gum tissues. The new teeth will be made from durable and lifelike materials, and shaded to blend with the rest of your smile. Metal clasps keep the prosthetic in place, and the new teeth fit snugly in the gaps, so you have a complete smile.

Full Prosthetics

A full denture contains a full row of teeth set in an acrylic base. Suction or adhesive can keep them in place, and again, we take care to custom-make your new teeth and ensure a proper fit and lifelike appearance. Both fulls and partials need to be removed for cleaning and speaking, and can last five to ten years on average, before changes to the jaw ridge necessitate replacement. These can allow you to avoid further complications linked to untreated otoh loss, and help you smile with confidence once again.

If you have any questions about how our team designs and creates custom dentures for our patients, then contact our team today to learn more.

Learn More About Tooth Replacement With Our Team In Dallas, TX

Our team can help restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile with our custom dental prosthetics. For more information or to schedule your appointment with our team, call our Dallas, TX, dental office at (214)343-1818! A complete smile is possible, so don’t live with tooth loss.