Missing teeth can cause trouble for your smile, from difficulty speaking and eating to low self-esteem and even jawbone deterioration. But even if you’re missing one or more teeth, you shouldn’t give up on your smile. Advances in dentistry have made it possible to create partial and full dentures that are more comfortable and natural-looking than even before.
What is a Partial?
A partial denture, which is commonly called just a partial, is made up of multiple teeth spread out across a gum colored base and fits around your existing teeth like a puzzle piece. And unlike a bridge, a partial is removable and normally secured with clips or brackets.
What is a Denture?
A full denture is made up of a complete row of top or bottom teeth on a gum-colored base and can be closed or open palate. A denture adhesive may be necessary to secure them.