The difference between a conventional denture and a partial denture is a conventional one means all of your teeth are missing/will be removed and the denture will fit over the gums only. A partial denture uses your existing healthy teeth to hook onto to give your denture added stability. A partial is usually a better option if you still have strong, healthy teeth that can be used to support it. If none of the teeth are particularly strong it may make more sense to make a conventional denture.
Which Option Works For You
Which option is best for you is very individualized and will depend on many factors. We are always happy to provide consults if you think it may be time for either a denture or partial denture so we can point you in the right direction. If you would like to learn more about dentures, please call our office.