Looking to replace missing teeth? Traditional methods for replacing multiple missing teeth are removable prosthetics like dentures and partials. These tried and true dental solutions are easy, customizable, and simple to maintain. Partials are good, affordable, and often a quicker option. A partial denture is a removable appliance making it easy for hygiene purposes while still doing the job of replacing missing teeth. Its design can hold on to your existing teeth, or gain extra support by clipping onto an implant. Like complete full dentures, partials take multiple appointments before the final product can be received.
There are several steps to create well-fitting customized partials.
The first step is preliminary impressions which are used to evaluate the size of your mouth and create custom trays tailored specifically for you. It is then necessary to create a new and significantly more accurate set of final impressions with these custom trays. This accuracy helps guarantee a great fitting appliance.
The third appointment further helps us customize your prosthesis by measuring the size of your bite, and picking a tooth color that matches your teeth. After all this back and forth, we can finally try in an unfinished partial. At this point, it is mostly wax, but you can actually see how the teeth in your new smile are shaping up.
Lastly, the fifth appointment will be your partial delivery. There are typically a few adjustment appointments afterward, but you’re now ready to smile, talk, and eat again.
A great reason behind a partial denture is hygiene access. Since the appliance is removable, it allows you to floss and brush your natural teeth more easily. Partial dentures are not to be slept in, instead, they must be cleaned every night and set aside for morning. Another great time to remove and clean your partial denture is after each meal.
We are dedicated to serving our patients. We are experts in creating reliable, esthetic, authentic-looking partial dentures that will restore the beauty to your smile! Our partials are custom made to each individual patient. We get to know each of our patients personally and work with you to find the right dental solution. Let us use our years of dental experience to restore your smile. Holes in your smile can impact a person in many ways. Between eating and social interaction, many people don’t realize how heavily we rely on our teeth until we lose them. But there’s no need to live in discomfort or fear of embarrassment. A partial can restore confidence and functionality to your life. We offer quality partial dentures to patients in Denver from our Sloan’s Lake dentist office.
If you are missing one or multiple teeth, dentures or partials may be right for you! Reach out to South Shore Dental and ask Dr. Bryant about your tooth replacement options.