Removable partial dentures are a great solution if you have a few teeth missing. Rather than replacing an entire set of teeth, partial dentures allow your healthy gum tissue and teeth to remain, while filling in the gaps to complement your existing teeth.
What are partial dentures?
Removable partial dentures are prosthetic devices usually consisting of artificial teeth attached to a pink resin base, to resemble the look of natural gums. Removable Cast Partial Dentures have a metal framework with clasps that attach to your teeth, holding them in place. Depending on your unique needs and situation, partial dentures may be the ideal solution for restoring the look and function of missing teeth.
They offer a range of advantages such as:
Improving your overall quality of life and confidence
Missing teeth can negatively affect your ability to chew, your speech, your smile, and the appearance of your facial structure. A removable partial denture can provide support to teeth and prevent the appearance of collapsed cheeks and lips. Many patients notice improved confidence and morale immediately after choosing partial dentures as they notice the improvement in their overall quality of life and appearance!
Less invasive than dental surgery
Since partial dentures are supported by healthy gums and existing teeth, they do not require an intrusive and complicated surgical procedure. Partial dentures are a great option for those who prefer a safe, less invasive option to replace missing teeth.
Since there is no surgical procedure necessary for partial dentures, the treatment time is shorter than the time it takes to install dental implants. With implants, usually there is a period of waiting for the mouth to heal in between stages of surgery.
While partial dentures are made with high-grade materials, they are less invasive and tend to be the less costly tooth replacement solution compared to Dental Implants This makes them an attractive and affordable solution for dental patients suffering from partial tooth loss.
Maintains the position of existing teeth
Empty spaces in your mouth can cause adjacent teeth to gradually shift towards the gap, causing a variety of complications. The open spaces allow for food particles to become trapped, causing bacteria growth and gum disease. Since partial dentures fill in the gaps between your natural teeth, they prevent your natural teeth from shifting.
Additional teeth may be added
A removable partial denture can offer future convenience because it can sometimes be designed to accommodate more artificial teeth. If your denturist anticipates further tooth loss, sometimes the option of adding more teeth to your denture allows for a quick, easy, and effective solution.
Durable with proper maintenance
Removable partial dentures can last a long time with proper care and maintenance. In order to keep your dentures in optimal condition, remember to remove them at night to allow your gum tissue and underlying jaw bone to heal and rest. Your existing teeth and your dentures should be brushed and cleaned twice a day to ensure they last a long time!
Removable partial dentures are an economical, effective, and safe way to treat partial tooth loss. The existing healthy teeth and gum tissue remain unaffected, and the partial dentures act to compliment them by restoring your smile! If you are considering a set of removable partial dentures, contact your denturist today for a consultation.