The professional team at Tyma Trachtenberg Dental in Doylestown, PA, has dental solutions for patients with multiple missing teeth. Full and partial dentures are restorative options for patients with missing or lost teeth. Dentures can replace full arches of teeth and help.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are a removable tooth replacement for missing teeth. There are two types of dentures available, partial and complete. Complete dentures are used when all the patient’s teeth are missing, whereas partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Dentures are often the most affordable option for tooth replacement because they take less time to create, and there is typically no need for oral surgery. Dentures are created using your dental impressions for a secure fit and natural look.
Dentures are made of a metal and resin base supporting ceramic teeth. Partial or Complete dentures are often used to replace most or all teeth. Patients typically can receive their dentures almost immediately after a healing period if extraction is needed.
Types of Dentures
Partial Dentures are used to fill in missing teeth and are a cheaper and removable option. Dental crowns can be placed over a natural tooth to improve the fit of the removable partial denture. Removable partial dentures usually consist of a metal framework with either plastic or ceramic replacement teeth. The removable partial dentures attach to natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments.
Complete or full dentures are removable prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth and are supported by surrounding soft tissue in the mouth. Some complete dentures rely on clasping or bonding onto teeth or implants to stay in place.
The Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth
Replacing missing teeth with partial or implant secured dentures provides many benefits to patients. Dentures can provide stability, improve biting and chewing ability, prevent facial sagging, improve speech, and reduce gum disease risk. Before choosing a treatment option, the doctor will examine your teeth and gums’ health and assess your bite and tooth structure. They will review any specific dental needs before choosing a restorative treatment.
Do you think one of these restorations could be the right choice for you? Call or visit the Tyma Trachtenberg Center for Contemporary Dental Health website and schedule an appointment with our dental team.