Complete and Partial Dentures

Complete and Partial Dentures


Dentures are used to replace the missing teeth, and it is a temporary solution because if you have missing teeth, then you can take them out and put back into your mouth. Earlier dentures do not look like natural and are not more comfortable but today’s dentures are quite comfortable and look like natural teeth. Well, dentures are of two types if you have one or more than one missing tooth then you may undergo partial denture, or if you have all missing teeth, then complete denture is recommended for you. The cost of partial and full denture depends upon the condition of your teeth and gums.

Categories of dentures:

Partial Denture

A partial denture is recommended for you if you have a few missing teeth then you have to use partial dentures to fill the gap. Partial dentures can be fixed with the natural teeth in many ways, and the most recommended and used method is to use metal clasp which helps to maintain the grip between the denture and natural teeth. Partial dentures can be attached with the crown of natural teeth, and these crowns are the perfect fit for your partial denture and support them with precision.

Full Denture

A full denture is a complete set of replacing teeth. In full denture, the artificial teeth are attached with skin colored acrylic gums which can be taken out and put it in the mouth. The full dentures are available for upper and lower gums attached or separately as well. To fit full denture in your teeth, the dentist will remove all the remaining teeth from your mouth and then make a complete set of full dentures. You, dentist, have to take various measurement before creating your final complete denture for your mouth. After you receive your complete denture, it will take some time in being comfortable with your denture.

Tips to maintain the hygiene of your dentures:

  • Always make sure that your denture remains wet do not let them dry out. After removing your denture from your mouth, put it in denture cleaning solution or plain water for soaking if you are not going to wear them. Always avoid using hot water to soak your dentures because it can create wrap in your dentures.
  • Maintain the hygiene of dentures by brushing them regularly. Daily brushing will remove dental plaque and stains which are caused by the food.
  • If you have broken denture or there is a crack in your denture, then you should consult your dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist will check your complete and partial denture and then treat it accordingly.