Dentures, Partials, and Bridges
Living with multiple missing teeth presents many challenges. It’s hard to properly chew your food without your teeth, and as a result, your diet and nutrition suffer. It can also be embarrassing talking and smiling in front of others, which has a negative impact on your career and personal relationships.
Many great options are available for restoring missing teeth, including dentures, partial dentures, and dental bridges. Instead of letting your missing teeth hold you back, why not consider meeting with Dr. Boren to review some options for restoring your smile?
For patients who are missing multiple adjacent teeth, a dental bridge can be an ideal option.
Using two porcelain crowns as anchors attached to your healthy teeth, prosthetic teeth literally “bridge the gap” left by your missing teeth. Your bridge is permanently fixed in your mouth and custom blended to match your existing teeth, so it will complement your smile.
To ensure the strength and longevity of your bridge, it’s important to keep your anchor teeth clean with great home care and regular dental check-ups.
Partial dentures are perfect for patients who are missing multiple teeth, yet still retain many healthy teeth.
A partial is removable and fits much like a retainer with prosthetic teeth attached. Partials anchor to your healthy teeth with metal clasps, and your customized prosthetic teeth fill in the blank spaces like puzzle pieces.
Full dentures are also removable and designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth with natural-looking prosthetic teeth. Dentures are customized to fit you, and they utilize suction or a dental adhesive to stay in place.
While there is a learning curve in the beginning when you’re getting used to talking and eating, you’ll appreciate how dentures immediately restore your smile and the appearance of your face.
Dental Implants and Missing Teeth
Dental implants can be used to support dentures and bridges, offering patients a more secure and stable fit. Dr. Boren will use the computer to determine the best placement of your implants for optimum fit of your denture or bridge, which will snap into your implants.
Implants have revolutionized the way we replace multiple missing teeth, and patients enjoy a more secure fit with no movement or slipping when they talk or eat. Patients also receive the benefits that dental implants offer in protecting the integrity of the jawbone by keeping it healthy and stimulated.
If you have multiple missing teeth, we have options to restore your smile and your oral health. The first place to start is a consultation with Dr. Boren, and you may be surprised to find that you have multiple options to choose from.
Don’t wait any longer. Give us a call today to learn more!