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Your Guide to Partial & Full Dentures

Older man with natural looking denturesDentures and partials have been around for a long time, but they’ve evolved over the years to better meet the needs and desires of those who opt for this form of tooth replacement. The development of more attractive, functional, and comfortable materials means that today’s dentures can be a great choice for those who aren’t candidates for dental implants or fixed bridges. Dr. Minh-Phuong Bui will create custom dentures and partials for patients at our Lakeville, MA dental office.

What do we mean when we say “dentures and partials?” There are two types of dentures: full dentures and partial dentures. As the name implies, a full denture replaces all the teeth on an arch, while a partial denture replaces only some missing teeth throughout the mouth. If you’ve lost all of the teeth along the top or bottom arch, a removable denture can be crafted to replace them with a single dental prosthetic. Dentures can also be created that will attach to dental implants. In contrast, a partial denture is like a puzzle piece designed to fit into the gaps in your smile left by missing teeth. Because the replacement teeth of a partial denture are placed on a frame, they can be arranged in the pattern of your missing teeth, unlike fixed bridges. If you’re missing several single teeth in various places in your smile, this may be your best option.

To discuss dentures, partials, and other forms of tooth replacement offered by Southeastern Dental Care, contact us. Dr. Bui are always happy to provide you with the information you need to make great decisions for your dental care – we won’t pressure you. Instead, we’ll work with you to determine the option that best fits your budget, lifestyle, and oral health needs.

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