A great smile is usually the first thing that someone notices. When teeth are missing, people often try to cover it up by putting their hand in front of their mouth or by using the closed-lip “Mona Lisa” smile. Implants are one option for replacing missing teeth. Partial Dentures in Fairfield OH are a less expensive option that has worked well in the past and continues to be a successful solution today for restoring a joyous smile.
Partial Dentures vs. Complete Dentures
Complete dentures require that all of the teeth be missing or extracted. If someone is missing only a few teeth, a partial denture or bridge can be used to literally “bridge” the gap. An accidental blow to the face, for example, could knock out or badly damage a few teeth. A partial denture could be the best option for restoring a smile while saving the remaining healthy teeth.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
Greeting the world with a happy smile is an obvious benefit, but partial dentures help someone to eat and speak normally. Missing teeth also cause other teeth to shift and change position, gradually loosening.
Fixed or Removable Partial Dentures
A partial denture is constructed with natural-looking replacement teeth that are attached to a plastic base colored to match the pink tone of the natural gums. A partial denture can be fixed in place or be removable for daily cleaning.
* Fixed Bridge: Crowns are placed onto the teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth. The bridge is then cemented in place.
* Precision Partial Denture: This type of partial denture has a natural appearance by attaching internally to adjacent crowns.
* Dentures with Metal Clasps: The denture is attached to adjoining teeth with metal clasps. This type of partial denture remains in place for eating or speaking but is easily removed for cleaning.
* Dentures with Mini Implants: Mini implants are smaller than regular implants and have two parts: a titanium post and a socket that is used to attach the tooth to the post. Partial dentures can be attached to mini implants.
The Colerain Denture Center specializes on custom dentures at a reasonable price. If you would like to find out if Partial Dentures in Fairfield OH could bring you back your smile, call 513-522-3363 for a free denture consultation.