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How Partial Dentures are an Alternative to More Expensive Restorations
There are many teeth replacement options out there, but few are as cost-effective as partial dentures. Partial dentures are artificial tooth restorations that are used to replace a single tooth or several missing teeth. These removable appliances are attached to remaining teeth in the mouth, using metal or resin clasps to keep the device intact and in place.
Like other types of dentures, partial dentures have to be removed at the end of the day. However, partial dentures are easy to take out and have a simple cleaning regimen.
If you are missing a few teeth, partial dentures can fill in gaps to restore your smile. The dentist will design the prosthetic to blend in with the nearby teeth. If need be, your dentist may install a crown on your natural teeth to secure the denture.
A wallet-friendly alternative
Partial dentures are usually comprised of acrylic or porcelain. Both materials mimic the sheen and texture of your natural teeth. However, the advantage of porcelain and acrylic dental appliances goes beyond just appearance. These materials keep the cost of the appliance low. Without the need for denture adhesive, the cost to operate these partial dentures is brought even lower.
Other appliances like dental implants cost much more than partial dentures. Although a more permanent solution, they can require much more funds up front. They also sometimes need to be replaced down the line.
The partial denture procedure is less invasive than others. The cost to surgically insert dental implants is much higher than fitting a partial denture. Partial dentures require little to no invasive treatment before placing the device. Some people may need dental work to ensure the structure of existing teeth before fitting a partial denture.
Your partial dentures are designed to best suit your exact specifications. Removable partial dentures rely on remaining teeth and gum tissue for support. If you are looking for full smile restoration, this may not be an option for you.
Advantages of partial dentures
These dentures work seamlessly with your lifestyle. Partial dentures are easily removed and cleaned. Many patients only need one device for many years, as partial dentures are known to be sturdy. Some people say adapting to partial dentures is easier than complete dentures. This may be due to the fact that other teeth are supporting the device.
Partial dentures will help to restore comfort when eating and bring back confidence while speaking and smiling. These appliances also keep the teeth straight and in position by preventing the remaining teeth from shifting. The dental restorations also help to stave off gum disease, protecting the gums from incoming bacterial attack.
Have your considered partial dentures?
If you want to get back your smile and live a more confident life, then partial dentures may be a good choice. This restoration is less expensive than other options and will improve you eat, speak and smile. Call our office to schedule a consultation to learn more about these dentures.
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