You have several options for replacing missing teeth, and each has their pros and cons. Dental implants have received a lot of attention, but for many people, a removable partial denture is still the right choice.
How Does a Partial Denture Work?
If you are missing a single tooth, or several teeth in different areas of your mouth, partial dentures are designed to fit in and around existing teeth like a jigsaw puzzle. A partial denture may be set on a metal or plastic base and are often secured to adjacent teeth with clasps to hold them in place.
When Is a Partial Denture the Right Choice?
There are several cases where your dentist might recommend partial dentures:
- If you are missing multiple missing teeth, a removable partial denture is less invasive and has a lower cost than other replacement options. For example, dental implants require a surgical procedure and a healing period of several months.
- The goal is to preserve all your teeth as long as possible. But if the need arises, and depending on the material used, it may be possible to add teeth to the existing partial over time.
- If some teeth are missing from your lower jaw, a partial might be the best choice because many people find it challenging to adapt to complete lower dentures.
Partial Dentures in Lexington KY
If you have missing teeth, please call Garden Springs Dental to learn more about partial dentures at our Lexington, KY dental office. Dr. Chris Davis and Dr. Gregory Edens have helped many patients overcome the challenge of missing teeth using removable partials.
Please call us so we can arrange a convenient consultation with one of our doctors who will answer your questions and help you decide if a partial denture is the best choice for you.