Today, the good news is that whether dealing with partial and full dentures, patients can expect unparalleled levels of comfort and convenience. In fact having a complete set of properly aligned dentures can produce a beautiful smile and greatly enhanced functionality. When people lose their teeth to trauma, injury, disease or just old age, the resulting gaps are simply not attractive and not functional. This is where a dental solution such as a partial or full denture becomes so important. While the aesthetic reasons for choosing partial or full dentures is always a concern, overall health is even more of a pressing issue. Ultimately, feeling good about oneself and having improved self-esteem and self-confidence is one of the biggest benefits of partial or full dentures.
Considered one of the most essential solutions for dealing with missing teeth, dentures come in many styles and types. The good news is that today’s modern dentures are far superior to dentures from just a few decades ago. While older dentures could at times be poor fitting and wobbly, today’s dentures look natural and provide an excellent fit. Today’s dentures are made from the highest quality materials that can perfectly imitate the color, translucency and texture of real teeth. Modern dentures are superior in every way. Best of all, they can be customized to fit the patient’s mouth with incredible accuracy. State-of-the-art dentures are comfortable and when properly fitted will not fall out or shift.
It is important to note that patients have a choice today when it comes to dentures. They can choose between either partial or complete depending on the number of teeth that are missing. A complete or full denture is usually the best option for those who are missing a full set of teeth. Partial dentures are more appropriate for patients who have just lost a few teeth. In some cases where patients require the removal of a large number of teeth, complete or full dentures will be fitted. Full dentures typically are held in place by the patient’s gums through the natural action of suction.
Partial dentures are usually more secure and stable than full dentures. This is simply due to the fact that they are anchored in place using existing natural teeth. Clasps and snaps are used to allow artificial teeth to be attached firmly in place. Most importantly, partial dentures do not make it necessary for a dental care provider to extract all of the patient’s natural teeth. In essence, partial dentures are composed of a dental bridge where artificial teeth are firmly attached in place to a gum colored base. A wire frame is used to connect all the components of a partial denture together. Whether choosing partial or full dentures, today’s modern dentistry is far superior to what it was just a few years ago offering incredible strength, durability and comfort as well as pleasing aesthetics. Contact your Walnut Creek dentist, Massood Darvishzadeh, DDS at Dental Implant Solutions today to learn more.