If you are suffering from broken-down or missing teeth, you may consider different replacement options to restore your healthy, winning smile. Apart from dental implants and bridges, you can also choose to use partial or complete dentures to replace your missing teeth. We at Dental Care of Nixa let you choose the best dental treatment to cater to your needs, comfort and budget.
What are dentures?
Dentures are of two types: removable or fixed. A denture can either be partial or complete, depending on the extent of tooth loss and the state of the patient’s gums. When only a one or two teeth are missing, you can opt to be fitted with partial dentures, but when all of the upper or lower teeth are missing, a complete set of dentures is highly recommended for maximum comfort and functionality.
Partial dentures consist of a acrylic teeth that perfectly match your natural teeth, a gum-colored plastic base and a metal framework that comfortably attaches the partial to your existing teeth. The entire structure is affixed to the neighboring natural teeth and can be easily removed. Partial dentures fill the gap between teeth as well as prevent the teeth from shifting positions. A precision partial denture may also be removable and can be clasped or unclasped from either crown for cleaning.
On the other hand, full dentures are advisable for patients who are in jeopardy of losing their remaining teeth or don’t not have upper or lower teeth. The appliance looks and functions the same as partial dentures, but the denture is retained by the upper ridge and gums. The patient can wear the dentures almost immediately after the teeth are extracted.
If you have an existing denture that does not fit properly or has fractured, we offer same day repair services in most cases.