Partials vs. Dentures
A full denture replaces all of your upper or lower teeth at one time. Usually it’s made from an acrylic base and rests directly on your gum tissues. As such, it creates a seal between the prosthesis and your mouth, helping secure it in place.
Partial dentures snap into position around your existing teeth, allowing you to preserve the teeth that are still healthy (and avoid unnecessary extractions.) Partials come in acrylic or metal base designs, with the prosthetic teeth fused to the frame. Being that they’re stabilized by other teeth, a partial is usually smaller and feels more secure than a full denture.
Implant Supported Denture Options
With a stabilized overdenture or permanent implant denture, we can use pairs of implants to reinforce and secure your appliance. Usually only 2-4 implants total are needed. In some cases we can retrofit your “plate” to attach to implants at a later time.