When you’re missing several teeth, you have some options. The ideal tooth replacement is to get dental implants. However, not everyone is a candidate for that treatment. They’re also more expensive. However, they are the closest thing to having your own natural teeth. If you’d like to learn more about dental implants, you may click here to read our implants page.
If dental implants aren’t an option for you, then partial dentures are your next best option. They won’t be like having your own teeth, but they’ll adequately restore your function and appearance.
Options in Partial Dentures
Traditional Metal Framework
The traditional removable partial denture is made on a metal framework. It also has metal clasps. The clasps are reasonably strong and generally secure, though obviously they cannot be as secure as dental implants. There are downsides. If the metal clasp is visible, it could make you feel uncomfortable smiling. Also, it will attract plaque. You’ll need to be especially diligent with your oral hygiene.
Valplast Partial Dentures
If you’re concerned about having visible metal in your mouth, there are some new materials that have a more natural appearance. Valplast flexible partials have clasps that can either be made pink to match your gums or translucent to blend in with your teeth. You will still have to be extra careful in brushing or flossing, because like their metal counterparts they will trap plaque.
If you’re needing a tooth and teeth replaced, you may call our office to schedule an appointment. Those who prefer may click here to request an appointment online. If you’re not sure which tooth replacement is best for you and would like to ask some questions, you may ask for a complimentary consultation.