Essentially, dentures are designed to replace a full set of teeth, and partials are designed to replace one or more missing teeth. Dentures are made up of artificial teeth set into an acrylic base that is colored to look like your gums. With partials, the teeth may be set into an acrylic or metal base that is worn over your palate. Both options are designed to look natural so that most people will never know that these are not your own original teeth!
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If you are missing teeth, call our Bridgeton dental office to schedule a consultation and evaluation with Dr. Burgdorf. He will examine your teeth and periodontal health and help you determine which option is right for you. Even if you still have several teeth and think that partials are right for you, it may be a better option for the long term to remove your remaining teeth if they are not in good health.
While Dr. Burgdorf believes in practicing conservative dentistry and will recommend the least invasive option possible, he doesn’t want to see his patients in pain, and he also doesn’t want patients to waste their money. If your remaining teeth are not in good health, they are likely to cause you pain in the future (even if they aren’t now), and you may eventually wind up paying for a great deal more dental work and a new appliance.
Call us today to learn more and discuss your options with Dr. Burgdorf.