Partials & Complete Dentures in Margate and Pompano Beach

Vital Dental Center

Missing teeth can impact your confidence, speech, and ability to eat comfortably. At Vital Dental Center, serving Margate and Pompano Beach, we offer high-quality partial and complete dentures to restore your smile and improve your overall oral health.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are designed to replace missing teeth in a row, resembling complete dentures but smaller to fit into gaps between natural teeth. They feature clasps on each side to attach to adjacent teeth. Typically, they consist of replacement teeth on a metal framework attached to a gum-colored plastic base, resting on the gums and removable. Partial dentures are ideal when some natural teeth remain, as they prevent teeth from shifting and maintain bite alignment.

Types of Partial Dentures

Removable

These are the most common types of partial dentures. They are made out of metal or acrylic bases colored like gums on which replacement teeth are affixed. Clasps secure the denture to your remaining teeth. Removable partial dentures allow for easy cleaning and maintenance.

Fixed (Fixed Partial Dentures or Bridges)

Unlike removable partials, fixed partial dentures are permanently attached to your natural teeth. This is done by placing crowns on the teeth flanking the gap, and attaching artificial teeth in between. Fixed bridges offer a more stable solution but require modification of healthy teeth.

Complete Dentures

Before getting dentures, your natural teeth are removed, requiring a dental examination and tooth extraction. Complete dentures should be removed at night and cleaned with specialized agents to prevent drying. Complete dentures are natural-looking and comfortable, suctioning onto your gums for stability. Denture adhesives are a temporary solution until traditional dentures can be afforded.

Types of Complete Dentures

Conventional Dentures

These dentures are created after your gums have healed from tooth removal. This healing process typically takes 8-12 weeks. Conventional dentures offer the best fit and stability once the gums have settled.

Immediate Denture

Immediate dentures, as the name implies, are inserted into your mouth as soon as your teeth are extracted. This allows you to avoid going without teeth during the healing period. However, immediate dentures may require adjustments as your gums shrink and heal, which is a natural process.

Advantages of Partial & Complete Dentures

Partial Dentures Complete Dentures
Partials hold onto healthy teeth for support, preventing them from shifting and maintaining proper bite alignment. Complete dentures bring back your full smile and ability to eat and speak normally if you're missing all your teeth.
Partial dentures are generally cheaper than complete ones as they require less material and labor. They support your facial muscles, preventing a sunken look that can make you appear older.
Adjustments for partial dentures are simpler compared to complete dentures due to their design around existing teeth. Having a complete set of teeth with dentures can greatly increase your confidence, letting you smile freely.
Modern partial dentures blend seamlessly with the remaining teeth, some using inconspicuous attachments for a more natural appearance. Dentures are generally more affordable than alternatives like implants for replacing all your teeth.
Partials restore speech clarity and chewing ability by filling in gaps left by missing teeth, allowing for a wider range of food enjoyment.

Signs You Might Need Partials or Complete Dentures

  • Missing Teeth: Gaps from accidents, decay, or gum disease.
  • Recurring Toothaches: Pain indicates problems like decay or nerve damage.
  • Bleeding or Red Gums: Signs of gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss.
  • Self-Conscious Smile: Missing or damaged teeth make you hide your smile.
  • Chewing Difficulty: Trouble eating tough foods due to weak teeth.

Common Options for Partial Dentures

Removable Partials

Removable partial dentures offer flexibility and convenience for patients with missing teeth. Here are the three most common options:

Cast Metal Partial

Cast metal partial dentures are a popular choice due to their durability and stability. Constructed with a pink acrylic base and prosthetic teeth, they feature metal clasps for secure attachment. With proper maintenance, they resist plaque buildup, providing a long-term solution for patients seeking stability.

Flexible Partial

Flexible partial dentures are crafted from a flexible plastic material that seamlessly blends with the natural gum tissue and teeth. This option is suitable for patients allergic to acrylic. However, they require replacement if cracked or broken, making them a temporary solution in most cases.

Acrylic Partial

Acrylic partials, also known as flipper teeth, offer a temporary solution for missing teeth. Comprising an acrylic base and replacement teeth, they may include metal clasps for retention. While affordable, they are less comfortable and not intended for long-term use.

Experts recommend using flippers to fill gaps temporarily, especially for patients awaiting dental implant healing before receiving final crowns.

Fixed Partials

Fixed partial dentures, commonly known as dental bridges, provide a permanent solution for missing teeth. Here are the four main types:

Traditional Bridge

Consisting of false teeth supported by dental crowns on adjacent natural teeth, traditional bridges come in various materials such as all-metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or ceramic. They rely on neighboring teeth for support and stability.

Cantilever Bridge

Similar to traditional bridges, cantilever bridges feature false teeth supported by dental crowns. However, they rely on support from only one side of the gap, making them suitable for specific scenarios.

Maryland Bridge

Maryland bridges, often used for replacing front teeth, are crafted from gold or porcelain. They feature wings that bond to adjacent teeth, providing stability without extensive preparation of neighboring teeth.

Implant-supported Bridge

Ideal for patients missing multiple teeth, implant-supported bridges utilize dental implants on both sides of the gap for support. This type of bridge offers enhanced stability and longevity compared to traditional options, as it does not rely on natural teeth for support.

Why Choose Vital Dental Center for the Denture Treatment

At Vital Dental, we prioritize patient satisfaction and comfort above all else. Our experienced team of dentists specializes in crafting customized dentures that not only fit impeccably but also restore functionality and aesthetics to your smile. Here's why you should trust us with your denture treatment:

  • Expert Denture Care: Our experienced dentists specialize in creating customized dentures that fit perfectly and restore both the function and beauty of your smile.
  • Your Needs, Our Focus: We understand that every smile is unique. That's why we personalize treatment plans to fit your specific needs and preferences.
  • Advanced Technology, Optimal Results: Vital Dental utilizes state-of-the-art equipment for precise measurements and comfortable fittings, ensuring a natural-looking and long-lasting solution.
  • Friendly and Caring Staff: Our caring staff is committed to making sure you have a great experience throughout the whole process, from your first consultation to our aftercare.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are alternatives, like dental implants and bridges. Implants offer a more permanent solution, anchoring artificial teeth directly into the jawbone. Bridges, on the other hand, use adjacent teeth for support.
The choice depends on individual needs. Partial dentures replace some missing teeth, while full dentures replace all teeth in an arch. Factors like oral health, budget, and lifestyle play a role in determining the best option.
Generally speaking, partial dentures are less costly than complete dentures. The variation in price is a result of the work and materials needed. But costs can differ according to things like the intricacy of the case and the caliber of the materials utilized.
Yes, some celebrities wear dentures for various reasons, including age-related tooth loss, accidents, or cosmetic enhancements. Dentures help them maintain their appearance and confidence, ensuring they can continue to shine on stage and screen.

To schedule your appointment for Dental Treatment please call our dental offices at

Margate: (954) 406 7561, Pompano Beach: (954) 406 7524.

Real Patient Experiences

We care deeply about helping patients to achieve better oral-health and self-confidence. See what real patients have to say about their experiences with Vital Dental Care.

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