Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please.

Depending on each individual patient case, they may receive full or partial dentures. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures. Partial dentures are an option when not all of the teeth need to be removed. It is similar to a bridge but is not a permanent fixture in your mouth.

Dental Partials are commonly called Dental "Bridges".

One thing to know is that there are many types of dental partials and that partials are frequently called dental "bridges". Much like the bridges over rivers a dental bridge is used to go over and cover the gap caused from missing teeth. These "bridges" can be fixed or removable and this can be done through multiple different ways. You might consider bridges and option because of appearance but bridges are also important for your oral functions. Teeth compliment each other and a lack of them causes stress on the gums and oral tissue causing a number of problems, such as, speech disorders, gum disease, aged appearance, and more.