A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. Complete dentures replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position.
Candidates for complete dentures have lost most or all of their teeth. Dentures improve chewing ability and speech as well as also provide support for facial muscles. Complete or full dentures are made when all of your natural teeth are missing. You can have a full denture on your upper jaw, lower jaw or both.
Partial dentures are often a solution when several teeth are missing. A partial denture is suitable for those who have some natural teeth remaining. Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by metal framework. Removable partial dentures attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.
At our dental practice in Erie, PA, we offer affordable denture solutions for everyone. If you have further questions about the dentures and partial dentures we offer, contact the dental office of Dr. Lee Simon in Erie, PA today.