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Dentures – Complete Dentures Vs Partial Dentures – What You Need to Know

Complete Dentures & Partial Dentures Offered By Stouffville Dentist


Dentures are regarded as customizable and removable replacements, which caters to mimicking natural teeth to make up for missing teeth. If your natural teeth become immune to any sort of a dental treatment, the dentist is often required to extract most of your teeth, and the extracted area is later filled with dentures, which adds a natural appeal to your teeth.

Problems Caused By Missing Teeth

If you are diagnosed with a severe dental condition, and the solution lies in the extraction of your teeth, it could downgrade your appearance to an extent. It is no surprise that our teeth constitute to support the facial structure of our face, and if your teeth are missing in your mouth, it could provoke your facial muscles to look saggy, which could make you appear older. It could also result in the mispronunciation of certain words.

In addition to that, missing a tooth or teeth could affect the way you chew food, and it could downgrade your diet significantly. It might force you to give up on solids food, and simply rejoice yourself to liquid foods, which could affect the intake of your nutrients. These edibles generally consist of fruits, nuts, and whole grain bread.

If you are missing teeth, you are required to invest in partial or full dentures to make up for your missing teeth, so you could continue with your routine without disrupting your facial structure or your dietary needs.


Dentures are custom-made in a laboratory from impressions taken of the patient’s mouth. However, depending on how many teeth the patient has lost, I will determine what type of denture is most suited to the situation. An ideal candidate is someone who is missing several teeth in a row, but whose oral health is otherwise good. For someone who is missing most or all of their teeth along the dental arch, full dentures may be the right solution. However, if the patient is missing only a few teeth, then a partial denture may be the ideal solution.

The base of a full set of dentures consists of a flesh-colored plastic or acrylic that rests on the gums and is perfectly molded to fit snugly and comfortably. The upper set covers the palate or roof of the mouth. There is a thin layer of saliva between the denture and the gums that form a seal to help anchor the denture, which is why a dry mouth can cause dentures to become loose. Because there has to be sufficient space for the tongue, the lower set is horseshoe-shaped and stays in place by the muscles in the cheek and the tongue.

A partial denture is a plate that has one or more prosthetic teeth. However, if a patient has sufficient and strong natural teeth, a dental bridge can be a useful solution. Bridges connect the gap between two teeth. We can anchor a false tooth to crowns on either side of the gap.

However, if the natural teeth are not in sufficiently good condition, we can attach the prosthetic tooth to an implant in the jaw itself. While it is certainly true that dentures take some time to get used to and will never feel the same as your natural teeth, the dentures made today look far more natural-looking and are much more comfortable than those made even a decade ago.

The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.


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5779 Main Street, Unit #3
Stouffville, ON, L4A 4R2
Phone: 905-640-8585
Email: smile@vistaparkdentistry.com
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Vista Park Dentistry

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Stouffville, ON, L4A 4R2

Phone: 905-640-8585
Email: smile@vistaparkdentistry.com

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