No one should have to live with tooth loss. Missing teeth can impact both our health and appearance in negative ways. Fortunately, we have an array of prosthetics available to replace missing teeth, such as partial dentures. Are you a candidate for partials dentures? How do these differ from a full prosthetic?
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- True or False: Losing multiple teeth can impact oral health.
- True or False: Partials can address advanced tooth loss.
- True or False: The prosthetic looks natural.
- True or False: We will examine your smile to see if you qualify.
- True. First, this can impact your ability to eat, causing you to mainly rely on soft foods and reducing nutritional intake. In addition, misalignment can form as teeth drift due to the gaps in the smile. Misalignment has been linked to a greater risk of tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and even bruxism (chronic teeth grinding).
- True. While bridges only address one to three teeth in a row and a full denture addresses complete tooth loss, we can use partials to replace multiple missing teeth that are spread out across the arch.
- True. The prosthetic contains lifelike replacement teeth and an acrylic base that looks like natural gum tissue. There are metal clasps that attach to the remaining natural teeth, anchoring the prosthetic firmly in place.
- True. We will look at the cause and severity of your tooth loss to determine which prosthetic option works best for you. If you have any questions about partial dentures then please contact our office today. We want to help you enjoy a whole smile once again.
To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at (847) 230-9703.