Do You Need Full Dentures Or Partials?

Dentures and partials in Arlington Heights ILWhat happens when you lose several teeth? To avoid poor nutritional intake and issues your smile’s appearance, you may need a prosthetic. We offer two different options for removable dentures: full and partial. Which one will best benefit your smile? Do you need full dentures or partials?

How Do Dentures Work?

Dentures are a removable prosthetic designed to replace multiple teeth. When in place, they allow the patient to enjoy a whole smile and to eat a greater variety of foods. Both options require periodic adjustment or replacement as the mouth changes shape over time. However, there are several key differences between these tooth replacement options.

Full Prosthetic

A full, as the name implies, offers complete tooth replacement on one or both arches. The prosthetic has an acrylic base, which is strong and resembles the appearance of gum tissue. There is a full row of lifelike teeth as well. The denture will be held in place with natural suction or possibly the assistance of a powerful adhesive.

Partial Prosthetic

A partial replaces multiple teeth spread across an arch. We recommend this option for those who don’t quite need complete tooth replacement. The prosthetic also contains an acrylic base and natural looking teeth, but is held in place with metal clasps that attach to surrounding teeth instead of natural suction.

To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Brent Engelberg online, or call our office today at (847) 230-9703.