Partial Problem; Partial Solution
Partial dentures are becoming an increasingly popular solution for treating missing teeth and tooth pain. Not everyone wants to commit to the cost or maintenance of a full set of dentures. People often incorrectly assume you can only have dentures made as a full top or bottom row set. Partial dentures are a practical solution that is affordable and can tackle a range of teeth-related issues.
What Partials Can Fix
The popularity of partial dentures is due to their ability to solve a myriad of teeth issues. As you can customise their size and material, you can prioritise what aspects are most important to you. Dentures are an easy way to get back your pearly white smile while also giving you the full functionality of your mouth.
Partial dentures can help your speech if a small group of missing teeth disrupt your speech pattern. They can also make it easier for you to eat and chew your food, as well as reducing the problems that can come from gaps in your teeth.
The cost of your partial dentures will come down to their size and material, whether you decide to go with metal, acrylic, or a flexible hybrid. If you’re on a budget, plastic partial dentures are more affordable, while having more room in your budget can allow you to get the most natural-looking set. Your dentist can make the clips in colour to match your teeth or gums for a more seamless look.
Difference Between Partials And Full
As the name suggests, partial dentures act as a replacement for one or more missing teeth. The plate slips into the gap left by the missing teeth. Full denture sets can replace the top or lower rows of teeth, or both. Any teeth you have remaining will need to be removed for full dentures, along with their gum tissue, and will have to heal before your full dentures are installed.
Partial dentures can be made using plastic or metal with clips to keep them in place. You might be able to see these clips when you open your mouth, depending on the positioning of your partial dentures. Plastic sets are more affordable, while their metal equivalent is more lightweight and durable.
Your dentist will be able to consult with you and advise on whether full or partial dentures are the right choice for you. The number of teeth you have missing will usually be a deciding factor in whether you go with partial or full dentures.
Fix Your Broken Tooth
We’ve all managed to break or damage a tooth somehow. It could be from an unexpected fall or a nasty sporting injury. A broken tooth can dent your confidence and put pressure on the surrounding teeth, while also impacting your bite. Partial dentures treat tooth pain associated with the strain caused by missing teeth.
Partial dentures are easy to use as the clips allow them to remain firmly in place while you’re eating or speaking. You can undo the clips to remove your dentures for easy cleaning. At Emergency Denture Repairs, our implant-retained dentures give you the most natural feel possible.