Partials and dentures have been used for years as a way to replace missing teeth in smiles of all ages. Our team at Absolute Dental continues to learn new methods and ways to improve these restorations in order to provide our patients with exceptional care. What are partials and dentures and how can they improve your smile? Continue reading on to learn more about treatment options that our team can provide in Gilbert.
Partials are used by your dentist to replace individual teeth. The material is used to attach to the gum with the help of metal clasps. For a more secure foundation, they can be placed on top of dental implants.
Your dentist will recommend a full denture to replace an entire row of teeth. Similar to partial, full dentures have a supportive base that is secured to the gums. Your dentist can help to find the best solution to adhere your dentures.
Missing teeth can lower an individual’s self-esteem and lead to several other issues. Below are common reasons why your dentist encourages replacing your missing teeth:
An individual’s jaw bone density and gum tissue can be damaged without continuous stimulation from the tooth’s root.
The rest of the healthy teeth that surround the missing tooth may begin to shift and eventually the bite can be damaged and the teeth will fit poorly.
The surrounding teeth will take on more pressure which increases the risk of decay and breaks.
These issues can be prevented with the help of our dental team and their use of restorative treatments. For an even stronger foundation, ask your Gilbert dentist about implant retained dentures that do not shift or need replacements. They look and feel just like your natural teeth do and leave you with a comfortable solution. Contact Absolute Dental to set up your next consultation and find a treatment that works best for your specific situation in the Gilbert area near you.