Dentures and Partial Dentures
When discussing removable dentures, there are typically two types worth considering. For example there are complete dentures and there are partial dentures. A partial denture is a type of removable tooth appliance that helps patients enjoy a more normal way of life. Complete dentures are employed when a patient has lost all of their teeth. Complete dentures sometimes require the removal of a few additional teeth that still remain. When this is the case, there must be adequate time for the gum tissue to heal before dentures can be placed. Partial dentures are primarily composed of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum colored base made of plastic.
There may also be a certain amount of metal framework that is included in the construction of the denture. Partial dentures are most effective when the patient has several remaining natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Conversely, an alternative to partial dentures may be something known as a fixed bridge. This is a type of appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth by using crowns that are attached to surrounding natural teeth. The end result is similar in that the patient enjoys better functionality and an improved and more natural outward appearance. Contact your Pewaukee dental care provider, Dr. Hamedi at Healthy Smiles Dental Care today to learn more.