There are lots of options when it comes to getting dentures – full dentures, partial dentures, flexible partial dentures, and implant dentures. For some people the best choice is clear. For others, there may be several solutions that will adequately restore oral health. When it comes time to get dentures, your denturist will guide you through the decision-making process. But to help you prepare for your options here’s an overview of the benefits of full dentures vs. partial dentures.
The Benefits of Full Dentures
Full dentures are generally recommended for people with no or very few salvageable teeth. Through the process of getting dentures, special care is paid to restoring the health of the mouth – removing damaged or diseased teeth, healing infections, and making sure the mouth is pain-free. Though you may have to wait a while for your mouth to heal before your final denture installation, full dentures are a great way to restore oral health for individuals that have severe or chronic tooth problems.
Full dentures can also help to fill out your face which may appear sunken due to a lack of teeth. This will give you a younger, healthier appearance. Full dentures will also restore your ability to eat a wide variety of foods, which can help improve your overall physical health.
The Benefits of Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are used to replace a single tooth or a few teeth and they tend to cost less than full dentures. They can quickly restore the aesthetics of your mouth and fill in the gaps in your smile. You may even be a candidate for same day dentures, meaning you won’t have to wait for a lengthy period of time before getting your dentures installed.
Partial dentures can also protect the health of your remaining teeth. They can prevent the remaining teeth from shifting and weakening, and also prevent over-use of one side of the mouth which can cause wear and damage.