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Losing a tooth or two can put a serious damper on your self-confidence. Fortunately, medical advancements have allowed those with missing teeth to restore their smiles. One such option is partial dentures, an inexpensive alternative to more complex and costly dental treatments such as bridges or dental implants.
Partial dentures are manufactured using various acrylic materials and a wide variety of shades to closely match the color of the natural enamel. Still, partial dentures are often recommended for patients who are missing posterior teeth in efforts to restore the functionality and health of your mouth.
When only one tooth is missing from the front region of the mouth, a transient denture may be a viable option. This type of partial denture is fabricated as an immediate replacement for aesthetic reasons.
Once the area surrounding the missing tooth heals completely, a permanent device is produced by using sturdy materials, and every effort is made to closely match the surrounding teeth. Dentures replacing a front tooth may be made of acrylic without implementing wire mesh or hooks grasping the neighboring teeth. This method successfully meets the desired look of a natural tooth.
Posterior partial dentures are constructed with metal combined with plastic components. Because the posterior teeth are used for chewing, the denture must retain its durability with the sturdier elements of the appliance. This type of denture can often replace both front and back teeth at the same time.
The anterior and posterior partial dentures can be anchored to the existing implants for added stability and to prevent shifting.
Who Qualifies for Partial Dentures?
Patients of all ages are typically good candidates for dentures. Several factors are taken into consideration when recommending this solution including a patient’s health, dental history and oral habits.
Benefits of Dentures
Fitting patients with partial dentures is win-win for both the patient and the dentist. The results are almost immediate and do not generally require any invasive procedures. Minor adjustments are typically necessary to correct the fit as the gums heal. Most patients tolerate the process well and easily become accustomed to the new device. The treatment is relatively inexpensive and can be completed within two appointments.
In addition, the aesthetics and the functionality are restored within a short period of time. In addition, patients who have had the treatment performed previously and need to replace old dentures adapt to new ones quickly. Depending on the quality of materials used, partial dentures could last 10 years or longer.
If you are considering partial dentures talk to the professional dentists with ProDentures to learn more about your options.
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