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Difference between partial and full dentures

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Hello guys, hope you are staying safe at home. Let’s talk today about dentures. They serve a useful purpose for replacing missing teeth. They can come in many forms and materials, so choosing the right one can be tricky. I want to answer one question I get pretty often, how can I know if I need a partial or a full denture?

The answer can be very short. If you are missing all your teeth, a full denture is a must. If you are missing just some teeth then a partial denture is the way to go. To decide this there are many factors to take into account. Having all most of your teeth and missing a few does not means that you can support a partial. Maybe the best way to go is to extract them all and place a denture.


Options between partials and full dentures


The materials for dentures can be from acrylic, which is light and durable or porcelain. The last can be the best options if patients want a more natural fell and look. The most important thing to take in mind is to take good impressions. That way the denture will fit perfectly and you won’t have any problems eating, speaking among others.

Partials uses metal parts to fit between the missing teeth perfectly and the rest is made from acrylic. This is to ensure comfort and functionality. Again the most important part is to take good impressions of the patient’s mouth in order to fit perfectly.


Other partial options


Partials and full denture are not for every patient. It is better to go for dental implants for a permanent solution. I know they can be pretty expensive but here in Dental del Rio in Los Algodones Mexico have excellent prices for implants, less than 50% of US cost!

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