What is a Partial Denture? San Antonio, TX
Few people would deny that dental problems such as missing teeth should be addressed as soon as possible. This is because while feeling confident in your smile is crucial, missing teeth may also contribute to other dental problems, including an unequal bite, which can ultimately result in tooth decay.
A partial denture can address both the practical (chewing and biting) and cosmetic (appearance) problems associated with having one or more missing teeth. This kind of dental device typically consists of one or more artificial teeth that rest on a pink-colored plastic or metal foundation to match the roof of your mouth.
Unlike dental implants, which are intended to be a permanent fixture in your mouth, partial dentures are removable and need to be cleaned regularly. Even when a person has several missing teeth, dentures might be helpful.
Same Day Dentures
If you've lost several teeth at the top or bottom of your jaw, partial dentures can be advantageous for you. Injury, tooth extraction, and decay are a few things that might cause you to lose your teeth. Whatever the cause, maintaining the health of your remaining teeth is crucial. The partial dentures will be made taking into account your remaining teeth. A dentist could advise having your teeth extracted and replacing them with complete dentures if these teeth are not healthy. We will carefully examine your condition and create a plan that suits your needs.
What Are Dentures?
There are many types of dentures. While most people know of traditional dentures, same-day dentures are gaining popularity for their convenience. Same-day dentures are a particular kind of denture that is positioned immediately following the extraction of your teeth.
Same-day dentures are put in the mouth right away following a tooth extraction. They are sometimes referred to as "instant dentures." These dentures are utilized to instantly close the spaces created by the extraction or loss of one or more teeth. Same-day dentures can be fitted in as less as 24 hours.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
Individuals who have lost most of their teeth due to aging, conditions like gum disease, or significant tooth trauma are the recommended dental replacement. After seven to 10 years, even the highest-quality, most resilient dentures typically need to be replaced. So, what is the lifespan of immediate or same-day dentures? Immediate dentures are only meant to be worn for a brief period of time—roughly six to eight months. Many individuals don't use them for very long since they can slip and shift because they aren't suited to the mouth.
People often have a choice between two types of partial dentures - an overdenture and a clasp. The clasp denture is secured in position by using tiny, undetectable metal clasps to attach to neighboring teeth. Overdentures or dentures with implants are a kind of denture that can attach to implants for a more stable, pleasant fit if you have the sufficient bone structure required to accommodate implants.
Your dentist can provide you with the information you need to choose the partial denture that will work best for you. Your current bone structure affects whether partial dentures will fit you. Therefore, your dentist will conduct an examination to ascertain your oral health before determining the best course of action.
At Advanced Dental Associates, we recommend procedures such as partial dentures for those missing multiple teeth. If you’re looking for a consultation for your tooth loss, call us at (210) 714-5589.
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