Tooth loss is a widespread dental issue that affects millions of people. It frequently happens as a result of poor oral hygiene, which causes decay and infection, or as a result of a dental injury, grinding and clenching, or a variety of other factors. Whatever the cause of tooth loss, it leaves a gap in your mouth, which can have a significant impact on your appearance as well as your dental health. As a result, replacing the missing tooth/teeth is an excellent choice. At Next Level Dental, P.C. in Smyrna, TN, we provide many tooth replacement options, the most popular of which are dentures.
These are also called full dentures and are used after you have lost all of your teeth in either the upper, lower, or both jaws. They have a denture foundation that fits over your entire ridge and a full set of fake teeth. Complete dentures are typically detachable, allowing you to take them out for cleaning or sleeping. They are held in place by an adhesive or a suction mechanism when worn. Some full dentures, on the other hand, are permanent and are held in place with dental implants.
Partial dentures are dental replacements for persons who have lost one or more teeth. Partial dentures are removable and consist of a denture foundation that closely mimics the color of your gums and denture teeth that are coupled to a supporting framework. The partial denture is then secured to the existing teeth using a clasp or other retention device.
Difference Between Complete and Partial Dentures
The first significant distinction between complete and partial dentures is that complete dentures replace all of your natural teeth. Partial dentures, on the other hand, simply replace a portion of your teeth.
Full dentures have a very natural appearance. So no one has to know you're wearing them. Simply lay them over your gums in your mouth and they will suction into place.
Partial dentures are only used to replace one or more lost teeth in a row. These are made to look like your gums and missing teeth. However, the appliance is significantly smaller, fitting just where gaps between natural teeth need to be filled. The partial denture is attached to neighboring teeth on both sides of the gap.
Our experts at Next Level Dental, P.C. can provide you with the best dental services in Smyrna, TN. To book an appointment, contact (615) 459-6354 or visit 693 President Pl #101, Smyrna, TN 37167.