Shreve Denture Clinic fabricates full and partial dentures for patients in Leamington and surrounding areas. But what are the differences between full and partial dentures, and how do you know which type you will need?
Partial Dentures to “Bridge” Gaps
If you’re only missing a few teeth, partial dentures are probably your best option. Partial dentures help “bridge” in the gaps left by missing teeth and are custom-made to fit your specific denture requirements so they always fit comfortably and easily without being forced. Establishing good care practices are essential to ensuring they last.
Types of Partial Dentures
Full Dentures Replace All of Your Teeth
Sometimes it’s necessary to replace all of your natural teeth with a set of full (or complete) dentures. Having your full dentures custom-fit will ensure they are comfortable and accurate. There is usually an eight-week adjustment period between having all of your teeth extracted and inserting the full dentures. This gives your gums time to properly heal and allows for the natural shrinkage that will occur in your mouth so that you hopefully require fewer denture relines and adjustments in the future. If you don’t want to wait, immediate dentures are another option.
Remember dentures don’t last forever! If your denture is 5-8 years or older, it may be time for a replacement. We have all heard stories of people we know who have worn the same set of dentures for many, many years. This is far from ideal! Worn out dentures can lead to a multitude of problems which include;
Do You Need Full or Partial Dentures or Is It Time for a Replacement?