Partial dentures are indicated if serviceable teeth are present for support in conjunction with the gums and jawbone. A partial denture, though removable, provides form and function as a replacement for missing teeth. Partial dentures can have a rigid metal base or they may be all resin to give a more presentable appearance. Dr. Jelacic can discuss your options for providing the best choice for you.
Full dentures are used if there are not any teeth left for support. The full denture covers more of the jaw than a partial denture and is partly held in place by a natural vacuum in the mouth. Implants today can help support your dentures to keep them from moving and give them greater stability.