Both For Functional & Aesthetic Purposes
One of the significant advantages of partial dentures is that they are removable, which can make chewing easier.
Explaining Partial Dentures
If your dental condition is such that you only have one or more missing teeth requiring replacement, Advanced Dental Care of Jasper, Texas, may recommend partial dentures. As their name suggest, partial dentures are a reduced version of full dentures; however, they are still removable, custom-made dentures composed of lightweight metal alloys partially covered by a gum-colored acrylic to create a more natural look for your smile. The partial dentures are made of plastic resins or porcelain. What is different about partial dentures as opposed to a full set of dentures is they have metal clasps on each end of the partial denture that secures the device to your adjacent teeth of the area that requires tooth or teeth replacements.
Are Partial Dentures Right for Me?
When you want to replace a missing tooth or a few missing teeth due to injury, disease, or age or perhaps you simply want to improve your smile, then you are an excellent candidate for partial dentures. Dr. Koch or his knowledgeable dental team at Advanced Dental Care is readily available to discuss your options for replacement teeth. During your discussion with Dr. Koch, he will evaluate the dental health of your remaining teeth and overall dental health goals to make the optimum recommendation for you.
Are there Advantages to Using Partial Dentures?
Patients consider the most significant advantage of partial dentures to be their easy removal from the mouth. Sometimes, if you remove the partial denture, your chewing may be easier. Another advantage of wearing partial dentures is that they allow for an even distribution of your bite pressure that saves on the wearing down of gum and bone area where your tooth or teeth are gone. In addition, Dr. Koch manufactures your partial dentures in a manner that does not allow the anchoring metal clasps to show. He creates a more natural look, and regrettably, if tooth replacement is needed in the same area, Dr. Koch can easily add a new tooth to your existing set of partial dentures.
Although Dr. Koch prefers permanent dental implants, evaluation of your particular options for tooth or teeth replacement may indicate that partial dentures will work more efficiently for your specific dental issues. For instance, partial dentures are effective immediately; whereas, dental implants require more time to heal. Perhaps, the greatest advantage of partial dentures when considering tooth or teeth replacement is they are nearly always much less expensive than dental implants or other dental options.
Are there Options as to the Types of Partial Dentures I can Choose?
Advanced Dental Care will guide you through choosing the type of partial dentures that satisfies your replacement tooth or teeth issues. We want to ensure the partial denture we create gives you a smile that makes you feel good and confident about yourself. You have the following types of partial dentures available from which to choose.
- Precision partial dentures – Although difficult to adjust, precision partial dentures are less visible than removable partials.
- Flipper partial dentures – Flipper partial dentures use metal and acrylic plastic to anchor the partial device to your adjacent teeth; they are the least expensive of the partial dentures.
- Cast-metal partial dentures – Constructed from cast-metal, the cast-metal partial dentures are more durable than flipper partial dentures. Supported in their entirety by a metal framework, they rest on your adjacent teeth.
- Flexible-framework partial dentures – Lab technicians manufacture flexible-framework partial dentures from a nylon-based plastic. Nearly undetectable, the partial suctions to the roof or base of the mouth and forms around the gums above your adjacent teeth. Unlike the possibility with other partial dentures and their construction, flexible-framework partial dentures will not strain or deteriorate your natural teeth.
Dr. Koch can manufacture partial dentures in many forms; however, one similarity shared by all partial dentures is that your teeth on either side of the partial denture always support the device; therefore, maintaining optimum dental health of your remaining, natural teeth is necessary to the success of your partial dentures.
I Want Partial Dentures, Now What?
Before even considering partial dentures, schedule your dental exam with Dr. Koch to determine if you are, in fact, a candidate for partial dentures. He will evaluate your remaining teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease or unstable teeth. If these conditions are present, however, they do not mean you are not a candidate for partial dentures, but you may require prior dental treatment before wearing partial dentures. As previously mentioned, partial dentures rely on your gums and your existing teeth for secure placement. What Dr. Koch may recommend are dental procedures to rectify any present dental issues prior to wearing your partial dentures. The corrective measures make sure the partial dentures will not cause further deterioration of your oral health.
Because you chose partial dentures, Advanced Dental Care’s goal is for you to wear those partial dentures comfortably, confidently, and smilingly. We always achieve of goals.