A partial denture is used to replace one or more missing teeth when a full denture is not necessary. When your dentist recommends this treatment option, you may be reluctant, due to scare stories you have heard about the appliance. However, there are numerous, great benefits from having a partial denture.
Low Cost and Minimally Invasive
Using a partial denture to replace teeth is a cost effective procedure that is also minimally invasive. There is a chance you cannot have dental implants due to poor bone integrity, making a partial denture a more than suitable alternative. Additionally, if you need further teeth replaced in the future, they can be added to your partial denture with ease.
Restore Comfort and Function
When you have a partial denture eating, drinking, speaking and smiling becomes much more comfortable. You will regain a lot of lost confidence when you are no longer afraid to show off your teeth in social or work situations. Your dentist will match the false teeth on your partial denture to the color of your surrounding teeth, helping to complete the illusion of a perfectly natural smile.
Protection for Teeth and Gums
When you have missing teeth, your gums can suffer damage and your other teeth may begin to drift. A partial denture will fill the gaps and help protect your overall oral health. One of the major issues that occur when there are gaps in the mouth is infection, due to food debris becoming trapped. The majority of patients also find a partial denture is much easier to get used to than a full denture.
If you have one or more missing teeth you should make an appointment with Bayside Dental to explore your options. Our team of dental professionals will provide a comprehensive exam, and they will further discuss the benefits of a partial denture and any other suitable treatments.