5 Facts About Partial Dentures

If you lose all, or most, of your teeth, then you need a full set of dentures. If you lose between one and three teeth in a row, then a bridge is probably the best choice for you. But what if you lose a number of teeth, more than a bridge can handle, but too few to require a full prosthetic? In these situations, your Albuquerque, NM, dentist may suggest a partial denture!

Facts About Partial Dentures

  1. They Address Minor Tooth Loss: We can replace missing teeth and fill the gaps in your smile, even if the gaps are spread out across your arch. The prosthetic itself will consist of a base made from acrylic, and replacement teeth, known as pontics. A metal clasp in the prosthetic will attach to the remaining natural teeth and anchor your new teeth firmly in place, providing durable and dependable replacement teeth and helping you enjoy a full, functional smile.

2. Each One is Custom-Made: To ensure a comfortable fit and a lifelike appearance, each one will be custom-made specifically for a patient’s smile. We begin by taking detailed impressions of the smile, and gathering x-rays images and measurements as well. We use the information we obtain to design and craft the denture. When worn, they will fit well and restore your ability to smile with confidence, eat your favorite foods again, and protect your smile from the complications of partial tooth loss, such as the onset of misalignment.

  1. They Look Natural: The base will be designed to mimic the appearance of natural gum tissue, and the new teeth will be created to match the color of the rest of your smile. We craft the teeth from ceramic, a strong material that can be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth. The material can also withstand and absorb bite forces as well.
  2. Partials Last About 10 Years: With proper care and attention, including cleaning and soaking, they can last for up to ten years. In addition, routine care can help protect your smile from advanced cavities and gum disease, which prevents further tooth loss and can help you avoid the need for a full set of dentures. If you would like to learn more about how to maintain your new prosthetic, or if you suffer from advanced cases of tooth loss, then please contact our team today. We’re here to help you enjoy a full and beautiful smile!

Does Your Smile Need a Partial?

We would love to help you enjoy a healthy, functional smile with a custom-made prosthetic. For more information on our tooth replacement options, then schedule a consultation with us by calling Snow Park Dental in Albuquerque, NM, today at 505-299-2979.