Many people are familiar with dentures, although they may be less familiar with recent advances in dental technology that allow more people than ever to eat, smile and laugh again with a full set of lovely, natural looking, fully functional teeth. Dentures are a form of artificial teeth that may come as a full set, or a partial. This helps patients who have lost teeth due to gum disease, accident, or dental decay. The main difference between a partial and a full denture is the number of teeth that are replaced by the dental prosthetic. Partial dentures fit between the remaining teeth while full dentures replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth.
More About Partial and Full Dentures
Fortunately, patients have more restorative dental options for missing or badly damaged teeth than at any other time in history. From implants that are permanently set into the gum and bones of the jaw to natural looking, fully customized full dentures, there is a dental solution for any dental problem. In some cases, your dentist may recommend a bridge to help span the gap between missing teeth or suggest an implant or a partial denture.
Either way, rest assured your implant or denture will be custom crafted and fitted to fit completely and securely in your mouth, allowing you to once again eat all of your favorite foods, laugh and smile without worrying about your teeth. A full or partial denture or implant may also help you look younger because missing teeth can cause hollows in the cheeks, leaving your face more sunken and older looking. Many people are surprised at how much more youthful and attractive they feel after getting full or partial dentures.
If you have missing, badly damaged, or worn down teeth, it does not have to stay that way. Dr. Hagerman is an expert in all forms of cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He can guide you, explain your options and suggest a treatment plan that fits your needs, budget and smile goals.
Don’t spend one more day with a smile you don’t feel happy to share. If you need gentle, effective dental care, dentures, partials, implants or other advanced dental treatment, look to the caring staff of Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. We cater to children and work to ensure a lifetime of good dental health. Please call (651) 646-2392 today or request an appointment online.