Partial dentures or false teeth are usually made of acrylic ( plastic ) or a metal alloy. The partial denture as can be seen on the photos is retained in the mouth by means of suction, clips or small metal clasps. Partial dentures are used to replace a single tooth or a number of teeth hence why they are called partial denture. If all teeth are missing in one arch a ‘full’ denture is used to replace all of the missing teeth. Partial dentures are also known as removable partial dentures as they are designed so that the user is able to remove the denture on their own without the need of a dental professional.
Dental Implants are small titanium screws that are inserted into the upper or lower jaw bone. The procedures is painless and usually takes place under local anesthetic. With larger procedures intravenous sedation can be used to make the procedure more comfortable for the patient. Dental Implants are more comfortable as the teeth are fixed and feel natural like your own teeth. Dental Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth.
Dental Implants are more comfortable than Removable Dentures. An implant feels and functions just like a natural tooth. Implants will also prevent bone shrinking in the ares where natural teeth are lost. Implants will give you the confidence to eat and smile without worrying that removable dentures will move. Brighton implant clinic has three branches in Sussex based at Hailsham, Hove and Brighton.
For more information about advantages & disadvantages of Partial Dentures please feel free to Contact Brighton Implant Clinic.