Full and Partial Dentures
When you come in for a consultation at William A Larkin DDS, we’ll discuss which option is best for your needs. A full denture replaces all of the teeth on either the upper arch, lower arch, or both arches. If the teeth that are being replaced are healthy, the full denture will be made to fit on top of the gums. However, if the teeth are unhealthy, a denture may need to be custom designed to fit inside or on top of an extraction site.
A partial denture replaces a few teeth on the upper arch, lower arch, or both arches. The teeth that are being replaced need to be healthy enough to support a partial denture. Partial dentures are made of an acrylic base with prosthetic teeth attached. They can either be removable or permanently bonded in place using dental adhesive.
The Benefits of Full Dentures
Full dentures are an easy and affordable solution to missing teeth. They let you eat and speak without embarrassment, and your smile will look complete and beautiful once again.
Full dentures are very durable and with proper care, they can last for years. Caring for your dentures properly will ensure that they last for a long time. Brush your dentures each night and soak them to keep them clean.
Advantages of Partial Dentures
One of the best advantages of partial dentures is that they’re removable. Because of this, they can be removed for cleaning. Implant-retained dentures can’t be removed, so they must be cleaned at the dental office.
Another benefit of partial dentures is that they create the appearance of natural teeth. This is in contrast to full dentures, which can often look unnatural. While partial dentures do come with some drawbacks, they’re often one of the best ways to improve a smile.
How Do Full Dentures Work?
Full dentures are replacements for all of your upper or lower teeth. They consist of a gum-colored base and plastic, porcelain, or metal replacement tooth that mimics your natural tooth. The base of the upper denture covers the palate, while the lower denture is horseshoe-shaped to allow room for the tongue.
Full dentures are supported by the gums and underlying bone, so patients can expect them to feel different than natural teeth. They are often a bit loose at first, but patients should get used to them after a few weeks. The dentures may feel odd at first, but over time, the gums will shrink and the dentures will become more comfortable.
How Do Partial Dentures Work?
Partial dentures can be made of acrylic or metal, and they contain false teeth. Partial dentures are removable. This means that you can take them in and out of your mouth as you please. However, you should remove your dentures at night when you sleep. Your mouth tissues need time to recover while you sleep.
To know more about the perks of dentures, contact William A Larkin DDS at 600 E Riverpark Ln Ste 120, Boise, ID 83706, or call dentist in Boise, ID at (208) 344-5024.