What Is A Partial Denture?

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When a bridge isn’t enough to address the gaps in your smile, then you may need a denture. In situations in which you still have a significant number of natural teeth, we could craft and place a partial. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist talks about how we help improve smiles with a custom-made partial denture!

The Dangers of Advanced Tooth Loss

When you lose a significant number of teeth, this could lead to trouble eating your favorite foods, and even difficulty speaking clearly. For others, the teeth surrounding the gaps could begin to drift from position, leading to the onset of dental misalignment. An uneven smile itself could increase the risk of cavities and gum disease. The pressure on your jaw joints due to missing teeth could also cause the onset of painful disorders like TMD or bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). To prevent these complications and restore quality of life, you need to address your missing teeth!

Creating a Partial

A partial is meant to restore missing teeth in multiple gaps spread out across your smile, but still not severe enough to require extraction and a complete denture. We take detailed images and measurements using digital scanning technology. The information is then used in a lab setting to design and fabricate the finished product. The denture will contain new teeth made from ceramic and placed in an acrylic base that looks like gum tissue. We take care to ensure the teeth appear lifelike and have the ability to absorb daily bite forces just as a natural tooth would. There will be metal clasps that attach to natural teeth and secure the prosthetic. The partial will be removable and will require cleaning and soaking. They last about 5 to 10 years on average.

Preserving Your Smile

To help protect your remaining natural teeth, talk to our team! We can manage gum disease, a major factor in tooth loss, with preventive treatments, so you avoid further tooth loss. Daily care to brush and floss your teeth, along with cleanings every six months, also helps prevent other factors behind tooth loss, such as cavities or dental infection. If you have any questions about preserving your smile and avoiding missing teeth, then contact our team to schedule your next checkup and cleaning visit. If you have missing teeth, let us help you find the right prosthetic to restore your smile to full function, health, and beauty once again.

Talk To Your Newhall, CA Dentist About Treating Tooth Loss

We would like to help you obtain a full smile again with a custom denture. If you would like to find out more about how we create a custom prosthetic and address one or more missing teeth, contact your Newhall, CA, dentist, Dr. Tajik, by calling (661) 259-7760.