The Function of Full and Partial Dentures
Living with missing teeth is a challenge! Eating and chewing are difficult, which means that your diet and nutrition suffer. Smiling and talking may make you feel self-conscious or embarrassed, which means your relationships may suffer. Imagine what your life would be like if you could eat, chew, smile, and talk with ease and confidence once again! A partial or full denture may be the solution for you, but how do you know which option is right for your needs? Learn more here about the function of full and partial dentures.
What is a Partial Denture?
Like a puzzle piece, a partial denture is designed to fill in the gaps and open spaces of your teeth with prosthetic teeth attached to a removable appliance. The appliance snaps into place with metal clasps that attach to your remaining teeth. Your prosthetic teeth are custom blended to match your existing teeth so the partial will naturally complete your smile. Your partial can be removed at night for brushing and cleaning.
What is a Full Denture?
A full denture is a removable appliance that is designed to replace an entire arch of teeth. This option works well for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth. It's typically made of acrylic and designed to restore your smile. Dentures utilize suction to your arch and sometimes a dental adhesive to stay in place. Adjusting to speaking and eating with your dentures can be difficult at first, but you'll definitely appreciate how they immediately complete your smile.
Dentures in Amherst NH
At Family Dental Care, Dr. Kenneth Edwards and his team can help you determine which option is right for replacing your missing teeth. Don't let missing teeth affect your life any longer, the first place to start is a consultation with Dr. Edwards to discuss your concerns, goals, and options for your smile. You'll then be able to decide which option will best suit your needs. Give our office a call today to schedule your consultation.