A partial denture helps patients with multiple missing teeth, including those with gaps spread out across their smile. But how do we support a partial denture? In today’s blog, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist looks at the difference between removable dentures, and the ones we secure with long-lasting dental implants.
When to Seek a Partial
A partial addresses cases of tooth loss too severe for a dental bridge, but not serious enough to require removing teeth to employ a full denture. Instead, they help patients with multiple missing teeth and more than one gap spread out across the smile. We create them based on detailed impressions and images we take of your smile, ensuring not only a comfortable fit, but a lifelike appearance too. We will talk about two different versions, but all include a base crafted from acrylic to mimic the appearance of gum tissue, and the teeth will be created using durable and natural looking materials like ceramic, ensuring they blend with the smile.
The removable options will contain clasps that attach to natural teeth and secure the new ones in place. They will need to be removed for cleaning and soaking periodically, and tend to last about 5 to 10 years on average. They restore your ability to eat and speak with ease and offer a lifelike appearance.
Fixed Dental Implants
Fixed options are attached to dental implants. Made from biocompatible titanium, dental implants bond with the jawbone tissue through a process known as osseointegration, which secures them like roots and allows your prosthetic to also for decades, potentially even a lifetime. They never slip when you eat or speak, and don’t need to be removed for cleaning or soaking. Since dental implants stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, you don’t experience the loss of tissue that follows missing teeth, preventing a prematurely aged appearance and lowering the risks of further tooth loss. If you have any questions about this option for addressing serious cases of tooth loss, or if you want to know what steps can be taken to avoid adult tooth loss, then contact our team today. We want to help our patients maintain a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile for years to come!
Do You Have Questions About Dentures?
Our team knows how to address missing teeth with prosthetics that look natural and fit comfortably. Along with partials, we also have dental bridges and even full sets of dentures available, both of which can be secured with dental implants too. For more information on filling the gaps in your smile, then please schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA today at 818-347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.