Partial Dentures

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.
Partial Dentures

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.