What Are Dentures and Partials?
A full denture and partial can be used to replace areas in the mouth that are missing teeth. Full dentures are more suitable for patients who are missing an entire arch of their natural teeth. Partials are worn like an orthodontic retainer and hold only several false teeth to replace just what’s missing. Both appliances can last for about seven years before needing replacement.
Why Are Dentures and Partials Needed?
You may want or even need dentures if you’re missing a lot of teeth. Dentures are made to appear natural, mimicking the look of real teeth. They are made specifically to your own needs and can fit perfectly when adjusted properly. Not only do dentures help with improving the look of your smile, but they’re necessary for improving overall oral functioning.