Partials and dentures are prosthetic teeth that are utilized when more than one adjacent teeth are missing. People may lose teeth because of several reasons - injury, disease, or age. Missing teeth make biting, chewing, and speaking a bothersome task. Moreover, missing teeth cause the face's shape and structure to sag, making the person look much older. Partials and dentures offer an effective solution for conditions such as those mentioned above.
Basics of Partials
Partials are a set of limited teeth that are built on a metal framework or gum-colored plastic. They often clasp over natural teeth and can be removed easily to clean or store when going to bed. If necessary, the adjacent teeth may be provided with crowns so that the partials may easily fit onto the teeth.
Basics of Dentures
Dentures or full dentures are a set of prosthetic teeth for the entire upper or lower jaw. This would be a viable option for someone who has lost most of their teeth and needs a replacement for the entire jaw. If there is a tooth or two still remaining, it would have to be removed to make way for the full dentures. They are also built over gum-colored acrylic or metal framework.
How we Offer Treatments with Partials and Dentures at Pacific Dental
At Pacific Dental, we carefully examine the patient's teeth and recommend a suitable dental device. Metal may be inserted into the gums so that the dentures clasp on comfortably. Once the gum heals after the procedure, molds of the gums are taken so that dentures may be carefully crafted to rest on the natural gums. The gums and teeth are built to suit the facial structure and match adjacent teeth in case of partials. It may take a while for the patients to get adjusted to the dentures fully. We make ourselves available to patients for fittings and consultations in general until they are habituated to their dentures.
If you have missing teeth and do not wish to see your face sag, call us at (559) 492-2486 for an appointment today so that we can chalk out a plan to get you the best dentures.