When Should I Consider Them?


It’s almost inevitable that we will all encounter the issue of tooth loss at some point in our lives. It’s not just a matter of embarrassment, but it can significantly impact your quality of life. That’s why it’s crucial to deal with this issue promptly. However, not everyone in need of dentures will require complete ones. So, before making an appointment with DR LIMA, let’s talk about the distinctions between complete and partial dentures.


What are complete dentures?

Complete or standard dentures are necessary when a patient needs replacements for all their teeth. These dentures consist of a full acrylic piece that adheres to your gums and the roof of your mouth through suction. As a patient of Dentistry 32, you will need several visits for us to fine-tune your new dentures for a perfect fit. However, we offer a minimum of three months’ worth of free adjustments with your new dentures. Adjustments are crucial to ensure they accommodate your natural jaw movements, preventing any discomfort or irritation. Rest assured, Dentistry 32’s dentures always ensure a natural, seamless appearance, so you won’t even realize you’re wearing them.


What are partial dentures?

In contrast to complete dentures, partial dentures are recommended for patients who do not require replacements for all their teeth. These are more stable than full dentures as they depend on any remaining natural teeth for support. This is achieved with either metallic clips or inconspicuous connectors that look natural. Although partial dentures are less noticeable compared to full ones, your remaining teeth may require crowns to help secure the dentures.


Both full and partial dentures are removable, making cleaning easy. DR LIMA will furnish you with comprehensive instructions on how to clean and care for your new dentures, in addition to any dietary restrictions during the adjustment period.


Do not let tooth loss hinder your daily routine. Book a dental appointment at Dentistry 32 by dialing (08) 8654 9118 and visit our website at 32 Lower Portrush Road today.