Dentures are often associated with the elderly, but that isn’t always the case. If you have lost all or most of your teeth, dentures are available to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile. Whether you have lost teeth due to periodontal disease, decay, or injury; dentures might be a great option for improving your health and appearance. Let’s take a closer look at partial dentures and how to restore your smile.
When to Consider Partial Dentures?
Today the most widely utilized dentures are partial and complete dentures. A partial denture can be removable and fills in the spaces left by missing teeth. By utilizing partial dentures, we can prevent your other teeth from shifting or moving position, causing a crooked smile. Partial dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by a metal framework and attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps. At times, partial dentures are utilized until a patient is prepared to have a permanent bridge fabricated in the future. Our office also provides “flexible partial dentures’ which eliminates metal clasps and frameworks associated with conventional removable partial dentures.
Contact Frank M. Glushefski, D.M.D. to learn more about dentures and to find out if you are a candidate. Missing teeth don’t have to ruin your life; partial dentures of varying types are available to help restore your smile!