What Are Partial Dentures?
Constructed from a blend of metal and acrylic, partial dentures offer a natural-looking removable solution that fills the gaps of one or more missing teeth. In doing so, they enhance not only the aesthetics of your smile but also the functional dynamics of your jaw.
The robust material makes partial dentures resilient to the pressures of chewing and speaking. Some variants of partial dentures are made entirely of acrylic, which might compromise a bit on durability and structural strength. However, Dr. Todd Shatkin DDS at the Aesthetic Associates Center can guide you to choose the right partial denture or implant-retained denture option tailored to your specific needs.
Understanding the Need for Partial Dentures
Missing teeth can shift the pressure of biting within your mouth, as the remaining teeth attempt to compensate for the dental void. This shift can cause shrinkage in the soft tissues and supporting bone around the missing teeth, leading to a compromised physical appearance and subsequent issues with other teeth.
Partial dentures fill in for the missing teeth while ensuring that your jawbone, gums, and facial muscles remain active. They prevent unnecessary shift of bite pressure in your mouth, instilling in you the confidence to flaunt a beautiful smile.
The Top 4 Advantages of Partial Dentures
Here are four significant benefits that partial dentures bring to your oral health and lifestyle.
Enhances Your Appearance
Partial dentures not only fill in for your missing teeth and refine your smile, but they also uplift your overall facial appearance by improving your jaw structure. If the absence of teeth is causing you embarrassment, partial dentures can provide a natural-looking replacement, restoring your confidence.
Facilitates Effortless Chewing
Chewing can become a real struggle if you’re missing a significant number of teeth. Partial dentures aim to simplify this process, ensuring that you can enjoy your meals without discomfort and swallow your food safely.
Addresses Issues with Remaining Teeth
When teeth are missing, the remaining ones tend to move closer to fill the gaps, potentially causing a shift in bite pressure and increasing the risk of gum disease. Partial dentures can rectify these issues by replacing missing teeth and promoting healthier, well-aligned teeth.
Improves Speech Clarity
While it might be endearing when children slur due to missing teeth, for adults, it can be less than ideal. The introduction of partial dentures can replace those missing teeth, promoting clearer, more confident speech, anytime and anywhere.
At the Aesthetic Associates Center, Dr. Todd aims to offer exceptional cosmetic dentistry services using high-quality dentures. Most patients don’t realize that instead of a partial denture, they may also be a candidate for the mini dental implant procedure, which can provide them with permanent teeth in as little as a single office visit.
Request a free consultation with Dr. Shatkin today and determine whether partial dentures are the ideal solution for you. Remember to get advice on how to maintain your partial dentures for long-lasting results while you’re there!
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