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Dentures and Partial Dentures

Dentures and Partial Dentures

Dentures and Partial Dentures


When considering replacing a missing tooth or teeth, you have the choice between dentures and partial dentures. Both serve the same purpose, but the type you choose depends on a few factors.


For dentures, multiple appointments are necessary. At your first appointment at Fallbrook Dental Care, our dentist will take impressions and measurements. At each subsequent appointment, your dentures will be adjusted to fit your mouth.


Partial dentures can be much more convenient, as they do not need to be removed. Partial dentures are also less expensive than dentures. However, partial dentures can only replace a few missing teeth, while dentures can replace an entire set of teeth.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures replace missing teeth and gum tissue on the lower or upper jaw. They can be full or partial, and they can be made of acrylic or metal. If you’re missing several teeth, partial dentures can help restore function and appearance to your smile.

What Are Partial Dentures?

A partial denture is a removable appliance that sits on top of your gums. It is usually held in place with clasps that connect to a remaining tooth. A partial denture can replace one tooth or many adjacent teeth. A partial denture may be more affordable than other tooth replacement options.

Benefits of Dentures and Partial Dentures

Improved Comfort

Dentures and partial dentures are removable, which makes them easy to clean and comfortable to wear. Dentures and partial dentures don’t move or fall out of your mouth like missing teeth, which can affect your speech and your confidence. Wearing dentures and partial dentures can also help restore your facial muscles, which can become weak after tooth loss.

Improved Speech

Dentures and partial dentures can improve speech. They enable patients to speak more easily and enunciate words more clearly. Missing teeth can cause speech impediments, such as slurring words together. Patients whose teeth are missing may avoid speaking in public or talking on the phone. The appliances restore oral function, enabling patients to speak and smile with confidence.

Improved Appearance

Dentures and partial dentures not only improve a person’s appearance but also make it easier to eat and speak. When teeth are lost, the bone and gum line begins to recede. But by replacing the missing teeth, you can restore a more youthful facial appearance.

Improved Oral Health

Dentures and partials can help you maintain a healthier smile by filling in gaps caused by missing teeth. Without teeth, your jawbone may deteriorate, which can impact your appearance and overall health. If you have lost most or all of your teeth, your dentist may recommend partial or full dentures.

Improved Self-Confidence

Missing teeth or a full arch of missing teeth can make you feel embarrassed about your smile. You may try to hide your smile or avoid social situations. Replacing missing teeth with dentures or a dental bridge will improve your self-confidence and allow you to smile freely once again.


Get in touch with Fallbrook Dental Care at 645 E. Elder Street Suite A, Fallbrook, CA 92028, or call at (760) 728-8375 to schedule an appointment for the best dental services.