Even if you have at least 27 other fully-functioning teeth, that one missing tooth can seem like it’s ruining your life.
Too many people hide their smiles in shame because of a gaping hole in their grin.
If that describes you, then a denture could be just what you need.
What Kind Of Denture?
Don’t worry – you shouldn’t need to have any more teeth extracted!
You may actually qualify for what’s called a partial denture. Like any denture, this is made from a pink acrylic to match your gums. Partial dentures may have metal or acrylic clasps to anchor onto neighboring teeth while it holds a false tooth suspended over the gap.
Life With A Partial Denture
No one has to ever know that you wear the appliance unless you tell them.
You will have to remove your partial denture at night to clean it and soak it in a denture-safe solution. Occasional checkups with your dentist will ensure a snug, clean, and comfortable fit at all times.
Alternatives To A Partial Denture
If you find that life with a partial denture isn’t right for you, then you might want to consider getting a dental implant to fill the empty space. But for the time being, a partial is a fairly quick and noninvasive way to complete your smile.
For a fast fix, you can also opt for a crown-and-bridge restoration. This technique caps two natural teeth and uses them as the support for a false tooth. The downside is that the procedure is not reversible.
To find out whether a removable false tooth (partial denture) is right for you, schedule a visit at your local dental office.
Posted on behalf of:
Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists
203 Woodpark Pl #102
Woodstock, GA 30188
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