Dentures come in all shapes and sizes – literally. While complete dentures replace an entire set of teeth, partial dentures replace one or several missing teeth. Partial dentures can be used to replace teeth that are side-by-side or that have natural teeth between the gaps. Many people feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smile because the smile says so much about them. Many people also tend to pass judgment on others by how well it appears that they have taken care of their teeth. Of course, there are differing factors that cause the loss of teeth, some of which cannot be prevented such as trauma to the mouth. Partial dentures allow those with missing teeth to put an attractive and complete smile forward.
The first step in having partial dentures made is for the prosthodontist to examine the condition of your mouth including the teeth and gums. Most people are good candidates for partial dentures, making this a popular solution for millions of dental patients each year.
Partial dentures provide several benefits:
- Comfortable chewing and eating – both of which are necessary for good health
- Improved appearance
- Greater self-confidence and self-worth
- Clearer speech and annunciation of words
- Allows the upper and lower jaw to maintain a healthy relationship with correct positioning
- Protects the health of the remaining teeth, as well as the jaw bone
- Prevents teeth surrounding the open gaps from shifting out of their own position
Partial dentures are constructed out of a gum colored base that hold the replacement teeth. This base is connected by a metal framework and attach to the natural teeth within the mouth using either precision attachments or metal clasps. All dentures, whether partial or complete, must be made on an individual basis to ensure proper fit inside the mouth. Run away quickly from any practice that offers “one size fits all” dentures!
Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists is proud to offer expert denture services to patients who are looking for an economical and attractive way to replace missing teeth. Dr. Berne and Dr. Anderson, along with our on-site laboratory technicians, look forward to restoring your smile and your confidence. Call today.