Dentures have been around for a long time and have helped people enjoy a better quality of life through improved oral functionality and appearance.
Dentures have been around for a long time and have helped people enjoy a better quality of life through improved oral functionality and appearance. There are generally two different types of dentures available today. One is called a partial denture and the other is called the full denture. The main difference between full and partial dentures is how many teeth are being replaced in total. A fully removable denture is usually larger than a partial denture. There is also something known as an immediate denture.
An immediate denture is where the patient still has teeth remaining and impressions are made of those teeth prior to extraction. Once the teeth have been removed the immediate denture is put into place. This allows patients to enjoy immediate functionality as opposed to having to wait a length of time to enjoy full dental functionality. Immediate dentures are unique because they also help to reduce swelling in areas where teeth have been removed. In essence the healing process is accelerated. Many patients wonder which denture is ideal for them? Your dental care provider is the best person to talk to in this regard.
In most cases the main concern is the number of teeth that must be replaced. In general, the number of teeth missing will help to determine overall dental health and which type of denture is needed – whether partial or full will be best. Another key consideration to take in account is where the missing teeth are located. This can have a direct bearing on which type of denture will work best. Again, it is best to meet with your dental care provider to discuss all options in this regard. Today’s modern dental technology and procedures make it easy to replace missing or injured teeth. Talk with your Elk Grove dental care provider, Dr. My Huynh at Laguna Park Dentistry today to learn more about partial and full dentures.