“People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.” – Lee Mildon
What is the first thing a person sees when you smile? Your teeth, of course. If you have a radiant smile, featuring white and beautifully arranged teeth, you’re probably self confident and smile frequently. But what is there to do if you’re missing a tooth? You may feel that you’re destined to never again show your warm, once beautiful smile.
Don’t worry! Today, in the era of constant technological and technical development in all fields of science, there is a solution that will help you re-gain that loving smile of yours. It’s called – partial dentures. If you miss a single tooth or a number of teeth, make and appointment at your dentist’s office, as he can make a partial denture that will suit your particular needs. However, you need to have at least one of your natural teeth in the jaw so that the denture can be attached to your jaw. If this is not the case, your practitioner will probably recommend a full denture to replace all of the missing teeth.
Partial dentures are actually false teeth retained in the mouth by means of suction, clips or small metal clasps. Their design makes them easy-removable and enables the patient to remove the denture on their own without the help of a dental professional. The bridge of the removable denture usually features the replacement teeth attached to a gum-like plastic base. Partial dentures are usually made of acrylic or a combination of metal and acrylic. The colour and shape of the teeth within the denture is custom chosen so that it matches your other teeth, so if you choose the acrylic partial dentures, no one will ever know that you’re missing a tooth (or a few of them).
The most important feature of the removable dentures is that they prevent teeth from moving. If you’re missing teeth for a long period of time, there is a chance that the remaining ones start tilting and shifting, which can cause many problems in the long run, such as food packing, plaque accumulation and tooth decay. The longer the spaces are left empty – the bigger the chance of movement and problems. The partial dentures even protect your remaining teeth by taking the pressure off them, because the fewer teeth you have, the greater risk of tooth wear and periodontal disease you face.
These removable dentures can cause no damage to the adjacent teeth and the fitting procedure is very simple for both patients and dentists as there’s usually no surgery involved. Thus, partial dentures are the miracle and completely painless solution for patients that are terrified of any kind of dental procedure.
Partial dentures are usually very aesthetic and cost efficient option for a lost tooth. You’ll start smiling more often, your self-confidence is going to boost and you’ll be able to socialise once again. Your ability to chew will be restored, and these acrylic partial dentures will soon improve not only your appearance, but your speech also, since teeth are very important for making certain sounds. In other words, partial dentures are the quickest and the most budget-friendly option for having a perfect and healthy smile.