When you lose one or more teeth and need to find a way to replace them, there are a few different options available from the dentist. One of these is removable Partial Dentures in Bridgeport CT. The other commonly suggested alternatives include dental implants and fixed bridge work.
Potential Benefits of Partial Dentures
Those who have multiple teeth missing will find partial removable dentures to be a less expensive alternative than getting implants or bridgework and they may be a better alternative than complete lower dentures if some of the teeth may be saved. It may be possible to add more teeth to the partials as these are needed, and they can be held in place through clips that attach to remaining teeth in the mouth.
Potential Disadvantages of Partial Dentures
Partial Dentures in Bridgeport CT also have some disadvantages, including the risk of damage to the gums or teeth abutting the dentures or plaque building up on these teeth and causing an increased risk of cavities. Removable dentures may not be as stable or function as well as fixed tooth replacement alternatives, as the function depends entirely on them fitting properly. There is a break-in period where the dentures will be uncomfortable until a person gets used to them.
Necessary Denture Care
Should you opt for removable partial dentures, it’s important to care for them properly. This includes taking them out at night and using denture cleaning tablets or toothpaste and a toothbrush to clean them. Be sure to use a power toothbrush and floss any remaining teeth to keep them as healthy as possible, and store the partial in clean water to keep it safe when it isn’t in use.
Individual dental implants are the most expensive option, but also have the most realistic appearance and are the easiest to care for. Fixed bridges can cause damage to the teeth that hold the bridge in place, but can function better than partial dentures, although they do require special care to clean underneath them.
Visit our website to find out more about the various options for replacing missing or damaged teeth. Commerce Park Cosmetic Dentistry will get you the best possible smile through general and cosmetic dentistry procedures.