A Partial Denture consists of one or more artificial teeth held in place with a metal clasp that is secured to an adjacent tooth. Partial Dentures are normally worn only during the day, as you take them out to clean and when you sleep.
Should I get partial dentures or dental implants?
There are a number of things to consider when deciding between partial dentures and dental implants:
- Partial Dentures have metal clasps that are secured to the adjacent teeth; these may be seen by others and look less natural than implants, which don’t show any metal clasps.
- Implants are more expensive than partial dentures, as implants are titanium posts in the jawbone.
- Partial Dentures are removable, as you can take them out for cleaning and to sleep. All-On-4 Teeth are secured to dental implants and are permanent solutions that can only be removed by a dentist.
- Partial Dentures can rub against gums and be uncomfortable over time. Prosthesis secured to dental implants do not move and will look and feel like natural teeth.
- Partial Overdentures or Snap-On Teeth are more expensive than a traditional partial denture, but less expensive than All-On-4 Teeth. Although implants are required to hold the overdenture in place, partial overdentures are removable, and provide a much more secure, stable option than a traditional partial denture.