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Full & Partial Dentures - Arcadia

Bright Smiles With Maximum Comfort

A smile just isn't a smile if it's incomplete. Missing teeth cause a host of problems, from added difficulty when speaking and eating to low self-confidence to jawbone deterioration. Don't give up on having a whole and healthy smile – advances in dental materials and technology have made full and partial dentures more lifelike and comfortable than ever. Contact our Arcadia, CA practice today to learn more.

What is a partial?

Model smile with partial dentures

A partial denture, commonly referred to as simply a partial, consists of multiple teeth on a gum-colored base. The teeth are not in a row, but rather spread across the base to fit like a puzzle with your existing teeth. A partial is normally secured with clips or brackets, but unlike a bridge, it’s easily removable.

What is a denture?

Older man receiving dental exam

A full denture is a complete top or bottom row of teeth mounted on a gum-colored base. Dentures can be closed or open palate, and they stay in place with the help of natural suction and dental adhesive.

Implant-Supported Dentures and Partials

Model of implant supported denture

Dental implants are small titanium posts anchored into the jawbone. If you prefer a secure full or partial denture and do not want clips or adhesive, then consider implant-supported dentures. With the help of a brief surgery, an implant dentist can secure a few dental implant posts to hold your dentures in place. With implant-supported dentures, you won't have to worry about slippage, and your prosthetic will feel safe and sound inside your mouth.

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