Do I Need Complete or Partial Dentures?

Do I Need Complete or Partial Dentures?

Are you looking for a time-tested solution to replace missing teeth? If so, you may want to consider complete or partial dentures, proudly offered by High Street Dentistry. Whether you are missing some or all of your teeth, we have the perfect solution for you. Here’s a look at complete and partial dentures and the differences between the two. 

Complete Dentures – An Overview

Complete dentures are removable oral appliances designed to restore your smile if you have no remaining teeth in the upper arch, lower arch, or both arches. They provide support for your facial muscles and cheeks, allowing you to maintain a more youthful appearance. At High Street Dentistry, we offer two types of full dentures: Immediate and conventional.

  • Immediate Dentures: Immediate dentures are created from impressions of your teeth in advance and positioned after removing any remaining teeth. During healing, your mouth will change shape, so your dentures will need relining and adjustments to continue to fit and function as they should. 
  • Conventional Dentures: Conventional dentures are created after any remaining teeth are removed, and the area heals, which can take a few months. That allows us to work in the subtle details of your gums and bite, ensuring the best possible fit, comfort, and function.

Partial Dentures – An Overview

Partial dentures are removable restorations designed to replace one or several teeth when some healthy teeth remain. They typically consist of one or several replacement teeth attached to metal frameworks and are secured to your natural teeth using metal clasps or precision attachments. Traditional partial dentures are versatile restorations, allowing us to add additional replacement teeth, as needed, to restore your complete smile. 

Partial dentures offer many benefits. Leaving gaps in your smile can result in the remaining teeth shifting out of alignment, leading to crooked teeth and problems with the bite. The imbalance created by missing teeth can also increase the risk of uneven tooth wear, tooth fracture, periodontal disease, and TMJ pain. Partial dentures prevent any teeth from shifting or drifting, safeguarding your oral health and maintaining your beautiful smile. 

Implant-Supported Dentures – An Overview

High Street Dentistry is pleased to offer implant-supported dentures, the next best thing to natural teeth. Your restorations are secured to dental implants placed in your jawbone, providing exceptional comfort, stability, and durability. Dental implants are today’s gold standard for replacing missing teeth, restoring the health, function, and beautifully natural appearance of your smile. 

Complete and Partial Dentures Near Me in Jefferson City, MO

At High Street Dentistry, we use cutting-edge technology and best-in-line materials to create dentures and partials that look like your natural teeth. You’ll speak better, eat better, and smile with confidence once again. Dr. Jones and our dedicated team look forward to restoring your smile and enhancing your quality of life. We invite you to call us at (573) 636-7432 to schedule your appointment or request one online today!