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Partial Dentures Can Protect Your Remaining Teeth

Posted on 8/7/2023 by Front Desk
Partial Dentures Can Protect Your Remaining Teeth If you wear dentures, you need to know what benefits they offer. These prostheses not only provide you with chewing and speaking ability but also improve your appearance. Dentures also provide other benefits, including helping the remaining natural teeth stay healthy.

What is a Removable Partial Denture?

Also known as a bridge, a removable denture consists of artificial teeth fitted to a plastic base. The prosthesis has a metal framework that holds the denture into place. A patient can get partial dentures if they have one or more missing teeth and adjacent teeth in the upper or lower jaw. A patient can also have partial dentures that come as a fixed bridge. A prosthodontist places crowns onto the natural teeth to support the artificial teeth. There are also implant-supported dentures that are anchored into your jaw. A precision partial denture resembling the natural teeth has internal attachments instead of clasps. This feature allows a prosthodontist to attach the denture onto the crowns in such a way that people may not notice it.

When You Don't Get a Partial Denture

Once you lose teeth, it is paramount you fill the space because the other teeth can shift over time. If shifting of teeth occurs, you may have problems such as bite misalignment and difficulties chewing food. Additionally, you may have your natural teeth crowding together, which can contribute to problems in maintaining dental care and preventing cavities. Improperly aligned teeth tend to compromise your dental hygiene. As a result, you are susceptible to infections like gum disease.

If you need partial dentures, contact our prosthodontic team. We can help you maintain the health of teeth, gums, and mouth by filling the gaps left behind by the lost teeth. Book a consultation today so that we evaluate you for dentures. The sooner you replace missing teeth, the better it is for your oral and overall health. If you wait for longer, you will welcome other complications that will cost you more to address.

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