Those with missing teeth have more options than ever before, and the option that is right for you will depend on a number of variables. While some patients opt for implants, others prefer to get dentures or partial dentures. Here’s what you need to know about them:
If you’ve lost a few teeth over the course of time but still have plenty of healthy, intact teeth left, you may be a good candidate for partial dentures. Although dental implants have become an increasingly popular option for those in your position, implants aren’t the right approach for everyone. If you’ve got gum disease or lack enough bone tissues in your jaw area, your dentist may advise against implants. Partial dentures are a good alternative, and as an added bonus, you won’t need to go through implant surgery. Partial dentures are also more cost-effective than implants.
Full dentures are another cost-effective, noninvasive option for those needing replacement teeth. Unlike full-mouth dental implants, they don’t require months of procedures, and today’s denture material is far more natural-looking than its counterparts of the past. They are held in place with dental adhesive and taken out to be cleaned on a nightly basis and left to soak in a specialized solution until the next morning.
Your dental health professional will be able to provide you with more information on the various available options for replacing missing teeth, whether it’s one tooth or an entire mouthful. Please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your individual dental health needs.