Longview area dentist describes the types of partials used to replace missing teeth

Dr. Clint Bruyere of Longview is a general and cosmetic dentist who believes in restoring the smile when tooth loss occurs. In fact, attention to the smile after loss or extraction is incredibly important as lost teeth can dramatically affect the appearance and function of the smile. These spaces can also cause the remaining teeth to shift out of place, thus increasing the need for orthodontics to realign the smile after the damage has been done. Instead of dealing with the consequences of not restoring the smile, patients are encouraged to speak to a dentist about replacing these teeth as soon as possible.

There are many ways in which patients can replace missing teeth. The three common solutions include:

  • Dental implants
  • Dental bridges
  • Dentures

Dentures bring to mind entire arches of false teeth that look fake. They are often associated with the elderly, though patients of any age may use full cosmetic dentures to repair their smile after tooth loss. However, there are other types of dentures that can be used for replacing one or more teeth within the dental arch when other teeth are remaining. These are known as partials. 

Partial dentures are a little different than the full dentures many patients think of when they hear of these restorations. Partials are often fabricated from metal and acrylic framework and snap into the smile in the same way as a retainer may. These partials use false teeth that slide into place and restore the smile’s function and beauty. These are an economical, removable solution for patients interested in rejuvenation that won’t break the bank. 

If you live in or around the Longview community and believe partial dentures may be the best type of restoration for your specific needs, scheduling a consultation appointment and evaluation with Dr. Clint Bruyere is the first necessary step in your smile rejuvenation journey. Our team can determine if partial dentures are right for you and your budget and can discuss the advantages they provide when compared to other cosmetic restorations. We educate your patients on the many ways they can replace missing teeth and transform their smile so they can look and feel great!

 

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