One of the significant advantages of partial dentures is that they are removable, which can make chewing easier.
If your dental condition is such that you only have one or more missing teeth requiring replacement, Family & Implant 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.
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 Family & Implant 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.
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.
Family & Implant 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.
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.
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, Family & Implant Dental Care's goal is for you to wear those partial dentures comfortably, confidently, and smilingly. We always achieve of goals.