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Robert C. Clay, Jr., DDS, Ltd.

What is the difference between dentures and partials?

Dentures and partials are both treatment options that utilize removable prosthetics to replace missing teeth.  Full dentures replace all of the teeth when they are all missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain and we need to replace the missing natural teeth with artificial teeth. Traditionally, both of these options involve prosthetics that the patient can take in and out of their mouth by themselves in order to clean them; however, modern dentistry also allows us to present options with implants. Utilizing implants we can now fabricate dentures or partials that the patient can take in and out of their own mouth by clipping onto implant attachments, as well as options that involve screwing the teeth into the implants where the patient cannot remove the teeth by themselves.  Give us a call to see which options are available to you.

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