Poor dental health, aging teeth, and extensive decay are all logical reasons why some patients opt for dentures. Dentures are removable replacements for missing or severely damaged teeth. They are personalized to fit each patient individually and can be modified to maintain comfort and utilization. Partial dentures are used when some healthy teeth remain intact, while complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing or pulled due to extreme damage.
One of the most common types of dentures is partial dentures, which make up for missing teeth in a portion of the mouth. Unlike complete dentures which are typically held in place by special orthodontic “glue,” partial dentures are usually held in place by titanium rod implants. These small rods are implanted into the gum tissue and act as roots for the false teeth. While the retaining fixture acts as a socket, the head of the implant is shaped like a ball. This allows the denture to remain firmly in place, yet maintain flexibility for eating, chewing, and talking.
Investing in partial dentures is optimal for most because it allows patients to utilize their healthy teeth while supplementing with prosthetic ones when necessary. Denture wearers are often more comfortable with this option because it assures them that the dentures will stay in place and serve their intended purpose. Dentures with posts are tight-fitting, reliable and more conservative than complete dentures.