Complete and Partial Dentures
Dealing with tooth loss is an important part of professional dental care for many people, and choosing the right dental prosthesis depends on a number of different factors. For example, if you’ve lost more than one tooth and they aren’t adjacent to each other, then a partial or full denture may be a more appropriate solution than a fixed dental bridge. Partial and full dentures are designed to address more significant cases of tooth loss, when you’ve lost several or all of the teeth on your upper or lower dental ridge.
The difference between a denture and partial
A full denture is what most people think of when they think of dentures. It consists of an entire row of replacement teeth and a comfortable, gum-colored base that fits over your dental ridge. Each replacement tooth on your denture will be custom-designed to mimic a healthy, natural tooth, creating a highly lifelike restoration to rebuild an entire row of lost teeth. By contrast, a partial denture is designed to accommodate any healthy, natural teeth that remain. The replacement teeth and base of the partial are supported by small, comfortable clasps that fit around and help support your remaining teeth.
Fit your smile with a full or partial denture
When your tooth loss is too substantial to address with a dental bridge, a partial or full denture may be the better solution. To find out if a partial or full denture is right for rebuilding your smile, or to schedule a visit, call us at the Pecan Tree Dental office in Grand Prairie, TX, today at (972) 262-5111. We also proudly serve the residents of Arlington, Cedar Hill, Mansfield, and all surrounding communities.