Partials & Dentures
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth. They can be removed and replaced whenever you want. Dentures help you chew and eat better, as well as more comfortably. They also improve your appearance by filling out hollow looking areas in the cheeks. This support lifts up facial muscles, giving a person a more youthful appearance. Dentures give you a bright, confident smile. At My Platinum Dental in Broken Arrow, OK, we provide the know-how and tools to custom-make the best dentures in Broken Arrow, OK. We can also help you make the decision whether or not to chose partials or full dentures.
What’s the difference between partials and dentures?
Full dentures (complete dentures) had artificial teeth set into a gum-colored base and used when all teeth in the upper or lower jaw have been removed. They fit over your gums and take over the function of natural teeth. They allow more natural speech and eating. Full dentures are used for replacing all teeth on the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. If all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw aren’t missing, then a partial would be a better choice.
Full dentures can be conventional or immediate. Immediate dentures are made before a person has whatever procedure will remove their teeth. This keeps a person from being without any teeth during their healing period. It’s important to note that the gums and oral tissues, even bones, swell up a lot during multiple tooth removal surgery. Over the days and weeks following the procedure, swelling goes down dramatically, causing immediate dentures to slip. For this reason, conventional dentures, which are fitted after healing is done, are always needed.
Partials (partial dentures)
Partials are a type of denture. Partials fill in the gaps where a tooth (or several teeth) is missing. Partial dentures are made up of replacement teeth attached to a molded-to-fit plate that allows the replacement teeth to fit in the gaps made by missing natural teeth. Small connectors help the dentures stay attached to surrounding teeth. Partials are easy to remove and replace several missing teeth.
My Platinum Dental in Broken Arrow, OK offers custom-fitted full and partial dentures.