Posts for: April, 2015
Your Fayetteville dentist can offer you a full smile again with partial dentures.
Sick and tired of dealing with missing teeth? Looking for a way to finally get back the smile you once had? Then find out how your Fayetteville dentist can help:
What are partial dentures?
Partial dentures are oral prosthetics that contain replacement teeth that are attached to a gum-like plastic base. Partial dentures are designed specifically with your dental needs in mind.
Are partial dentures right for my smile?
If you are missing only some of your permanent teeth and are looking for an easy and inexpensive way to replace them, partial dentures is a great and fast way to regain a complete smile. While there are other treatment options out there like dental implants, not everyone is healthy enough for this treatment; therefore, partial dentures offer the majority of our patients the option to get a beautiful smile without invasive or extensive treatments and procedures.
How do partial dentures stay in place?
Since partial dentures only replace a couple missing teeth they will need to be firmly attached to your smile in order to act just like natural teeth. Therefore, dental crowns are sometimes used on the neighboring teeth to secure the partial dentures in place. However, partial dentures usually have metal clasps, known as precision attachments, that attach to your natural teeth to hold your replacement teeth in place.
What should I expect when I get partial dentures?
First thing is first, we will want to take impressions of your smile so we can custom-make partial dentures to fit your smile exactly. Keep in mind that getting dentures can take several weeks, as we will need to create your dentures from the impressions taken. We will have you try the partial dentures to assess how well they fit and look compared to the rest of your smile. We will make any necessary adjustments we need to including color or shape and then once this is approved, we will attach the partial dentures to your smile to replace your missing teeth.
How long do partial dentures last?
Over time, partial dentures can wear down, break, or stop fitting properly. When this happens, it’s time to see your Fayetteville dentist for new dentures. On average, the partial denture should last about five years before needing repairs or a replacement.
If you are interested in finding out more about partial dentures and how they could help you regain a healthy smile, then contact your Fayetteville dentist with Dental Traditions and get one step closer to a beautiful smile.