What is the difference between complete and partial dentures?
Tooth loss can cause stress and a multitude of questions.
Partial dentures or complete dentures will apply in different scenarios.
Here are the differences between complete and partial dentures:
Partial dentures – When we can save your natural teeth, we will. It is the best way to protect your health, plus your remaining natural teeth provide an anchor for your partial denture by attaching with clips. Many patients feel this feels more secure than a complete denture.
Complete dentures – If you have missing teeth on your upper or lower arch, using a partial denture will not be possible. We can create comfortable and secure complete dentures to replace all your missing teeth. In some cases, patients even opt to have their denture attached to dental implants to add additional security for eating, laughing, and smiling. With dental implant-retained dentures, you never have to worry about them moving at the wrong time.
For more information about which type of dentures will work best for you, contact our St. Paul dental office today. Dr. O’Neill and our entire team look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, comfortable smile.