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What Are Partial Dentures?

Losing a single or tooth or several teeth is never an ideal situation. Fortunately, there are many affordable and quick tooth replacement options available. If you have recently lost a tooth, a partial denture at Dental Serenity may be the perfect solution for you. A partial denture is a removable prosthetic piece that can replace one or several missing teeth. Partial dentures can help restore the look and function of the mouth and jaw. Deciding if a partial denture is right for you may take some research and having a discussion with your dentist. Below is more information about partial dentures to help you decide if they are the best replacement option to meet your oral health needs.

What are Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures are made from a combination of metal and acrylic materials. They are durable enough for everyday tasks like chewing and speaking and help you maintain the function of your mouth. If you have lost just one tooth, you may be wondering why it is so important to replace it. A missing tooth can change your bite, your smile, and the nearby teeth may begin to shift to compensate for the missing tooth. If you lost a tooth and intend to have it replaced in the future, but are not in a hurry, you should consider the short-term and long-term consequences of waiting to replace the tooth. Many dentists will encourage you to consider a temporary tooth replacement option instead of waiting. A partial denture is one of the more affordable and immediate tooth replacement options that can help maintain the shape of the gums, jawbone, and teeth.

Benefits of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures offer many benefits that should be considered when you are looking for a tooth replacement option. First, partial dentures are not permanent and are minimally invasive, meaning they can be either a temporary fix or a long-term solution. Partial dentures are durable and strong enough to help you chew and break down all the foods you are used to enjoying on a daily basis. Partial dentures help you keep the appearance of your smile, as well as help you preserve the form and function of your mouth. Whether you choose partial dentures as a short-term fix or a longer-term solution, they will help you have a fully functional mouth and jaw while you decide.

Lifestyle Changes Required with Partial Dentures

If you do decide to go with partial dentures, you may be required to make some simple lifestyle changes. Partial dentures are usually custom-made, meaning they will fit your mouth perfectly. Once you start wearing the dentures regularly, it is important to remove them each night to clean them outside of the mouth. Making this a part of your daily routine will not only help to make sure the dentures last, but will also help your gums and teeth stay healthy.

No one wants to lose a tooth, but it happens. Partial dentures are versatile and can be either a great temporary solution or the perfect long-term solution for you.

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