When you’re missing several teeth, you have some options. The ideal tooth replacement is to get dental implants because they are the closest thing to having your own natural teeth. However, not everyone is a candidate for that treatment. They’re also more expensive. 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.
Sommers Family Dental is able to provide multiples types of partial dentures to perfectly suit each patient’s unique needs, concerns, and budget. Whichever one you choose, our team will take the time to personalize it so that after you start wearing it, it will quickly feel like it has always been there.
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. If the metal clasp is visible, it could make you feel uncomfortable smiling. Also, it will attract plaque. As a result, you’ll need to be especially diligent with your oral hygiene.
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 more than one tooth 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.
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