Patients in the Longview community who are dealing with tooth loss may feel overwhelmed by the choices available to them. They may feel as though they are undecided on the best method of tooth replacement and may instead avoid visiting the dentist to address their smile. Unfortunately, this is the worst thing to do as allowing smiles to go untreated with tooth loss can have negative—and expensive—consequences. When teeth are missing, they leave behind spaces which can cause the existing teeth to drift out of place, creating gaps and spaces between the teeth which can only be corrected by orthodontic treatment. Instead, patients should be proactive about the beauty and functionality of their smile and speak with Dr. Clint Bruyere about restorative solutions such as partial dentures.
Partial dentures are dental restorations that are used for replacing missing teeth. They are a little different than full cosmetic dentures as they only replace a few teeth within the arch instead of all of them. Partial dentures are fabricated from false teeth and an acrylic and metal base which snaps into the dental arch using the existing teeth for support and stabilization. These dentures are difficult for others to notice making it a wonderful, economical solution for individuals who want to maintain the beauty and function of the smile but without breaking the bank.
Partial dentures are an alternative solution to treatments such as dental bridges and dental implants. Both are also effective ways of replacing missing teeth but may be more costly. Patients are welcome to schedule a consultation appointment and examination with Dr. Clint Bruyere to learn more about all the solutions available and get the assistance they need in determining which one is best for their specific situation. Our team works together with patients to help them through the decision making process and make tooth restoration solutions less daunting.
Longview area patients are encouraged to contact the team at the practice of Dr. Clint Bruyere to educate themselves on partial dentures, bridges, and dental implants—all effective, safe, and affordable ways of repairing the smile after tooth loss.