We spend a lot of time talking about avoiding dentures and getting a better restoration for your smile, and we usually talk about full dentures. We’d like to take some time to discuss partial dentures, because it seems like that’s where it all begins. You lose a few teeth, and you get partial dentures, then when it’s time to make a full restoration decision, you go with dentures because that’s what you know. At New Albany Implants, we think it’s time to end that cycle.
Partial dentures are basically dentures, but only for a section of your mouth. The denture has metal clasps that connect to your remaining natural teeth to hold the piece in place. This will replace the missing teeth without removing your natural teeth. The problem is what’s going on under your gum line. When you lose teeth, your jaw bone begins to lose mass, which changes the shape of your face. Partial dentures do nothing to stop this from happening, but we have a different solution.
The Implant Solution
Even if you are only missing a few teeth, we can still help you achieve a healthy smile with dental implants. Dental implants aren’t just for your entire arch. Implants can be placed as individual teeth, or as groups. The implant will stop your jaw bone from diminishing, and you’ll be a happier, healthier you without a denture that requires extra care. Your dental implant(s) will function just like your natural teeth!
Dental implants are not just for full restorations. Any time you have a tooth that is missing, think implants. We’ll get you in for an appointment to discuss your options and make sure you leave our office with the smile of your dreams! Contact us today to set up your appointment! We look forward to seeing you soon!