Modern life expectancy is longer than ever, which means that teeth need to last us longer than they’ve ever had to before. While it's ideal for our adult teeth to last us the rest of our lives, that’s unfortunately not always the case due to neglect, accidental trauma, or normal wear and tear. However, there are many comfortable, natural-looking options to replace missing teeth.
One of these options for replacing missing teeth is something called a partial denture. You’re likely familiar with how full or complete dentures look from the movies or an older relative. Partial dentures are versatile and can be crafted in a variety of shapes and sizes to replace multiple missing teeth throughout an arch of teeth.
How a Partial Denture Works
A full denture replaces a full arch of teeth with a continuous arch of artificial teeth (as in it replaces the whole upper or lower set of teeth) that either snaps onto dental implants or is attached with a strong dental adhesive. In contrast, a partial denture only replaces teeth in certain sections of an arch by attaching to your existing teeth with clasps, or another inconspicuous attachment system. That means that you could be missing the two back, lower teeth on the left-hand side and the three back, lower teeth on the right-hand side and a partial denture would be able to fill in those spaces. So if you’re missing multiple teeth but you still have some natural teeth, a partial denture might be the right choice for you. It will look natural and feel quite stable.
Replace Your Missing Teeth with a Partial Denture
Are you thinking that a partial denture might be right for your smile? Find out for sure with a consultation at Bridge Dental Care in Chattanooga! Our team would be happy to answer your questions and help you determine the right tooth replacement solution for your smile. Contact us today to schedule your visit.