There are a number of reasons to replace missing teeth. Food can get stuck in the gap, which can work its way under the gum and cause infections. Your bite is also affected and, as there is now a gap between your teeth, the teeth on either side have to carry the extra burden. Eventually, the adjoining teeth will become misaligned – further affecting your bite. Not to mention that missing teeth can affect your self-esteem and confidence.
One restorative dental treatment for resolving the problem of missing teeth, where possible, is by having a partial denture fitted to replace the missing teeth and fill in the gap. Having a partial denture fitted depends on where the missing tooth is in your mouth, whether the adjoining teeth are strong enough to support the denture, and a number of other factors. Dr. Oliver will bring you in for a pre-assessment in order to ascertain if you are a good candidate for a partial denture.
A partial denture consists of one or more false teeth, mounted to a plate made of plastic, metal or both. In some cases, depending on where the denture is needed, clips are needed to ensure that the denture remains fixed in place. Metal-type partial dentures are more expensive than plastic; however, they are much more reliable and less likely to do damage to nearby teeth. Although in some cases you can choose which type of partial denture you would prefer, Dr. Oliver will provide expert advice on what is best for your overall oral health.
As a family based practice, focused on patient care, you will receive all the information you need so that you can care and maintain your dentures. From the moment you enter our facility, every team member is at your disposal to answer any questions you may have. There is a lot of misinformation concerning partial denture care, so make sure to take advantage of the collective knowledge our team has to offer.
To find out more contact our office today to schedule an appointment.