Partial dentures are used to replace groups of teeth or a few teeth distributed across the lower or upper jaw. There are a number of removable partial dentures available to patients and each one comes with its own set of pros and cons. They attach to remaining teeth and have a gum–colored ration meant to amalgam into the existing gum, with prosthetic teeth to replace the missing teeth.
Full dentures are very similar to partial in that they are prosthetic teeth and gums used to substitute missing teeth. The main difference between full and partial is that full dentures are a total replacement system for either upper or lower teeth or both.
Overdentures are a newer substitute, merging traditional denture technology with modern ones in dental implants.
By forming two implanted attachments to the lower jaw, an overdenture is able to sit strongly in place to promptly increase preservation, stability, and comfort. This is particularly important in lower-jaw full-denture conditions where traditional ones tend to have less bond due to a limited foundation and the tongue muscle dislodging the prosthetic teeth.
Another advantage of overdentures compared to an old-style denture is the limited amount of bone loss where the implants are placed, making the dental procedure more successful in the long run and helping to domain facial structural integrity.
Overall, when allowing for full dentures for the lower jaw, an overdenture should be discussed with Dr. Marze as it can provide the most effective, satisfying, and longest-lasting alternative. Traditional full and partial denture options should be explored, weighing their benefits and pitfalls carefully to find the right dentures for your tooth loss.