Let’s take a look at full dentures versus partial dentures so you can decide which is right for you. If you have any questions about full and partial dentures in Marine City, MI, reach out to Dr. Barry Beauchamp, Dr. Chester Gauss, and Dr. Sandra Gschwind at Beauchamp, Gauss & Gschwind.
The Differences Between Full and Partial Dentures
Full dentures will replace all of the teeth on the top, bottom, or both sides of your mouth. Full dentures will use a gum-colored base that will rest on your gums. Dentures are often custom-made to specifically fit your gums.
Bottom full dentures form a horseshoe, leaving room for your tongue to move around. With top dentures, the dentures typically cover the roof of your mouth. In both cases, saliva helps bond your dentures to your gums.
Partial dentures come in many different shapes and sizes. They can be custom-made to fill in gaps specific to your smile. Partial dentures often connect to your existing teeth through a metal framework or other connectors. You can often use precision attachments, which offer a tight, natural-looking fit.
If you have questions about full or partial dentures and live near Marine City, MI, contact Dr. Beauchamp, Dr. Gauss, and Dr. Gschwind at Beauchamp, Gauss & Gschwind dentistry.
Should I Get Partial or Full Dentures?
Often, your situation will dictate whether you need full or partial dentures. If you’re just missing say three of your front teeth, you’ll only need partial dentures to fill out your smile.
In some cases, if you’ve lost several teeth, you may remove the remaining teeth so that you can receive full dentures. This is a big decision and one you should speak with a dentist about. Remember, if you live near Marine City and are considering partial dentures, full dentures, or another solution, you can speak with Dr. Beauchamp, Dr. Gauss, and Dr. Gschwind at Beauchamp, Gauss & Gschwind.
Full dentures are often easy to care for. You can take your dentures out and put them in a cleaning solution overnight, for example. You can also clean partial dentures over night but make sure you brush your natural teeth as well.
While your dentures may not quite feel like your natural teeth, many patients find full dentures very comfortable to wear. Partial dentures will sometimes stand out a bit against your natural teeth. For example, partial dentures are often whiter and brighter than natural teeth.
Still, people are often attached to their natural teeth, and not just physically, but also emotionally. It’s no surprise that many prefer to keep as many natural teeth as possible.
Interested in full or partial dentures in Marine City, Mi? Call (810) 765-9200 to speak with Dr. Beauchamp, Dr. Gauss, or Dr. Gschwind at Beauchamp, Gauss & Gschwind dentistry.