Full or Partial Dentures

Dentures are custom-made, removable dental restorations that replace missing teeth and restore a person's oral functions and aesthetics. The two major types of dentures are full and partial. Dentures are custom-made in a lab using impressions of the patient's mouth. The dentist will assess which style of denture is best suited to the scenario based on how many teeth the patient has lost. When most or all of the person's teeth are missing, a full denture is used, whereas a partial denture is used when only some are missing.

Partial Vs. Full Dentures: What's the Difference?

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are removable dentures that are used to replace numerous teeth in the upper or lower jaw. These are made up of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored acrylic foundation that is occasionally held in place in the mouth by a metal framework. You must have some healthy teeth in both the upper and lower parts of your mouth to get partial dentures.


  • Partial dentures are less expensive in comparison to complete dentures.
  • They can swiftly restore your mouth's attractiveness and fill in any gaps in your dental arch.
  • Partial dentures might also help to keep your remaining teeth healthy. 
  • They can help to prevent the remaining teeth from moving and weakening, as well as overuse of one side of the mouth, which can lead to wear and injury.

Full Dentures

Full dentures consist of a pigmented plastic base that supports a full set of plastic or porcelain teeth and is designed to seem like gum tissue. The classic complete denture is held in place by the gums forming a seal. They can also be secured in place by dental implants, which are surgically implanted in the jawbone.


  • Special attention is given to restoring oral functionality during the denture process.
  • For people who have severe tooth problems, full dentures are an excellent method to improve their oral health.
  • For individuals with the most missing teeth, full dentures can also help to fill out your face that will make you look healthier and younger.
  • Full dentures will also allow you to eat a larger range of foods, which will benefit your physical health.

Both types of dentures serve the same purpose of improving your smile. The type that is most suitable for you will be decided by considering your requirements and dental goals.

Please reach out to our dental practice in West Jordan, UT, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Gardois. Please call us at (801) 871-5820 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.

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