Partial and full dentures are used to replace missing teeth so that you can eat and speak properly as well as feel confident in the way you look. Missing teeth can also cause your other teeth to shift and move which may lead to gum problems and bite issues. Having a partial denture will keep your other teeth in place so that they remain unharmed.
When you are only missing one or a few teeth, a partial denture can be a good tooth replacement option. The partial denture can be made fully of plastic or a combination of plastic with metal hooks that wrap around neighboring teeth to hold the denture in place. The type of denture that is recommended will depend on the number of teeth you are missing and your personal preferences. With current advancements in dental technology, partial dentures can be extremely stable and look unbelievably natural.
If you are missing or close to missing all of your upper teeth, all of your lower teeth, or both, then full dentures may be what you need. A full denture is made of either acrylic or porcelain and can be combined with dental implants for better comfort, stability, and function. Like with partial dentures, natural looking full dentures can make it so that no one will notice you are missing any teeth at all.