How Partial Dentures Can Improve Your Oral Health

When you lose a tooth it can have a significant impact on your oral health. Your ability to chew, eat and even speak is impacted by the loss. Not to mention your confidence in social situations can be diminished. The good news is that missing teeth can be fixed! But with so many treatment options how do you know which one is right for you? That’s where Partial Dentures come in!

Aspen Dental is here to help you determine if a Partial Denture is the best option for you. During a consultation your dentist will make material based impressions or use digital scanning technology to create a model of your bite and the space left by the missing tooth. They will also take measurements of the width and depth of your jaw and the distance between your remaining natural teeth.

This process will allow your dentist to create a custom partial denture for you that will fit comfortably and look natural. After the impressions and measurements have been taken you will have a trial period where your denture will be worn in your mouth to verify that it fits properly and is comfortable. During this time your dentist may need to perform some adjustments to the denture to eliminate sore spots that often occur for patients.

Once you are fully adjusted to your new partial denture the benefits of having them will be clear. They will prevent other natural teeth from shifting into the empty space, which can cause problems with your temporomandibular joint TMJ. They will keep the shape of your face by filling in gaps that are caused by missing teeth. They will reduce your risk of further tooth loss by taking pressure off your other teeth, which can wear down and break easily if they are under too much stress.

Lastly, they will restore your smile by filling the gaps and making it appear as though you never lost any teeth in the first place! The key to making sure that your dentures last is to maintain proper oral hygiene by brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist twice a year for cleanings. Be sure to avoid sugary foods and drinks as these can cause more plaque and put more stress on your natural teeth.

If you are interested in a Partial Denture contact your local Aspen Dental office for more information or to schedule an appointment. Our friendly team is here to help you find a solution that will work for your situation and improve your oral health.