Full Dentures versus Partial Dentures

Which is Best for Me?

There comes a time in almost everyone’s life where tooth loss can become an issue. Tooth loss is embarrassing, and can decrease your quality of life, so it is important that the problem gets addressed as soon as it becomes apparent.  However, not everyone who needs dentures will require full dentures. Before you sit down for your appointment with Vadim Dumbrava, here is a breakdown of the differences between full dentures and partial dentures.

  1. What are full dentures?
    Full dentures, also called Standard dentures, are necessary when the patient requires replacements for all of their teeth. Full dentures include a full acrylic mouthpiece that which uses suction to securely adhere to your gums and the roof of your mouth. You will require several visits in order for Future Smiles to fully adjust your new dentures so they fit you perfectly, but a minimum of three months of free adjustments are included with your new set of dentures. These adjustments are necessary to ensure your dentures work with your natural jaw movements to avoid any rubbing or irritation. Dentures from Future Smiles always look natural and seamless, so you will hardly even notice you are wearing them.
  2. What are partial dentures?
    Partial dentures are recommended for patients who do not require replacements for all of their natural teeth. They are more secure than full dentures because they rely on the remaining natural teeth to anchor them in place. This is achieved using either metal clips or more natural and unobtrusive connectors. Partial dentures are a less drastic measure than full dentures, but your remaining teeth may require crowns in order to help keep your partial dentures secured.

Both full dentures and partial dentures are removable, making them easy to clean. Vadim Dumbrava will give you comprehensive instructions on cleaning and caring for your new dentures, as well as any foods you should avoid eating during the adjustment period.

Don’t let tooth loss decrease your quality of life. Book an appointment with Vadim Dumbrava at Future Smiles by calling 403.475.0016 and visit calgarydentureclinic.net today.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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