How Removable Partial Dentures Can Complete Your Smile
Missing teeth are no fun! If you have one or a few teeth missing you may be feeling self-conscious. What is more, missing teeth need to be replaced they can impact your overall dental health, especially jaw bone. The missing teeth can actually change your appearance making you appear older. Luckily there are plenty of options for you. Here at Smile Denture and Implant Clinic, we see patients needing to replace one or more teeth quite often. Here are three common tooth replacement options:
Implants are the best solution to missing teeth. They are placed into your jaw in a form a small titanium screw that integrates with your bone over time. Implants are the best solution to missing teeth, however also the most expensive. What is more, they require surgery so patients have to be in good overall and dental health.
Fixed Bridge is another solution to missing teeth. A fixed bridge is bonded or cemented into place, only a dentist can remove it. Your dentist will likely take the impression and send the impression to a dental lab. The advantage of fixed bridges is that it is permanent and functions like real teeth. However, it is more expensive than the removable denture. It may also require extra effort to clean under the hard to reach areas.
3. Removable Partial Denture
If you have one or more natural teeth remaining in either the upper or lower jaw, you can get a removable partial denture. This is when your denturist inserts replacement teeth that are connected to a gum-colored plastic base. You can replace the front, back, upper and lower teeth with a removable partial denture. The best part of the removable partial denture is that it can easily be taken out of the mouth for cleaning. Also, you should take your removable prosthesis out at night. The best part of the removable denture is that it can be changed and fixed in cases it breaks and the repairs are less costly than implants of fixed bridges. Also, the removable partial denture will help you preserve the bone and restore your beautiful smile.
If you have any questions about partial removable dentures, we are happy to help. Give us a call at 613.262.6332 and we will be happy to discuss all treatment options with you.