Dentures and Partials
A smile just isn’t a smile if it’s incomplete. Missing teeth cause a host of problems, from difficulty speaking and eating to low self-confidence to jawbone deterioration. Don’t give up on your smile. Advances in dental materials and technology have made full and partial dentures more lifelike and comfortable than ever.
What Is a Partial?
A partial denture, commonly referred to as simply a partial, consists of multiple teeth on a gum-colored base. The teeth are not in a row but rather spread across the base to fit like a puzzle with your existing teeth. A partial is normally secured with clips or brackets, but unlike a bridge, a partial is removable.
What Is a Denture?
A full denture is a complete top or bottom row of teeth mounted on a gum-colored base.
Implant-Supported Dentures and Partials
Dental implants are small titanium posts anchored into the jawbone. If you prefer a secure full or partial denture and do not want clips or adhesive, then consider implant-supported dentures. In a brief surgery, an implant dentist can secure a few dental implant posts to hold your dentures in place. With implant-supported dentures, you won’t have to worry about slippage, and your prosthetic will feel safe and sound.
Comfortable Care for the Whole Family
At Hawthorn Dental, our conservative and individualized care, combined with the latest technology, has made us a dependable practice since 1983. If you need dental treatment for a painful, damaged, or missing tooth, give us a call and schedule an appointment. Please contact one of our offices in South St. Louis County or St. Charles, MO!