Dentures are a well-known solution for those adults missing teeth due to accidents, diseases, or other reasons. However, there is more than one type of denture, and many people do not understand the difference between full and partial dentures. Local Start Dental offers denture treatments for both full and partial dentures.
Reach out to Local Start Dental to discuss your denture options. Call 919.766.2547 today to learn more about our products and services.
What Is a Full or Complete Denture?
A full denture, also known as a complete denture, is the traditional type of denture. Most people think of this when they hear the word “denture,” and it replaces all your missing teeth in one arch (upper or lower). Full dentures are removable prostheses that fit over the gums to provide a natural-looking smile.
Some benefits of a full denture include the following:
- Natural-looking replacement teeth
- Improved speech and chewing ability
- Increased self-confidence
Full dentures require daily care, including brushing and soaking your denture in a cleaning solution to kill bacteria. It is also important to see a dental professional regularly for checkups and adjustments. Costs for full or complete dentures vary depending on the type of material used and personal preferences.
What Is a Partial Denture?
In contrast to a full denture, partial dentures are used when some natural teeth are remaining in an arch. The partial denture works like a bridge to “bridge” the gap left by the missing teeth, and it is secured in place with metal clasps. Partial dentures can be removable or fixed and offer advantages such as the following:
- Improved bite force and stability
- Improved aesthetics
- Cost-effective solution for multiple missing teeth
Like full dentures, partial dentures must also be cleaned daily to prevent infections and other issues. Partial denture costs can vary depending on the material used, but they are typically more cost-effective than full dentures.
At Local Start Dental, we offer a range of options for both full and partial dentures to provide our patients with natural-looking smiles that fit their lifestyles.
The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures: Cost
Several factors, such as the type of denture and the materials used, determine the cost of dentures. Generally speaking, full dentures are more expensive than partial dentures because they require more material and labor to produce.
However, both types of dentures are typically covered by many insurance plans.
The average price for full dentures in the United States ranges from $500-$3,000, depending on the type of denture and the materials used. Partial dentures usually cost between $300-$1,500, again depending on the type of partial denture and the materials used.
At Local Start Dental, we understand that everyone’s financial situation is unique, which is why we offer a range of payment options to suit your needs. Please speak with one of our team today to learn more about the various pricing plans available.
The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures: Care
Both full and partial dentures require careful cleaning to prevent bad breath, gum irritation, and other dental issues.
- Full dentures should be removed every night and cleaned with a soft toothbrush and denture cleanser.
- Partial dentures can be cleaned with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste but should not soak in water overnight.
It is also essential to visit your dentist regularly to check the fit of your dentures, as they may become loose over time.
Contact Local Start Dental Today
Please find out more about our options for full and partial dentures by contacting Local Start Dental. Let our experienced staff answer your questions and help you find the right solution for your smile. Call us today at 919.766.2547 or reach out online to get started!