Neglecting to replace missing teeth can result in serious side effects, including problems like misalignment and difficulty with keeping your smile clean and healthy. For patients considering partial dentures for a complete smile, we understand that you may have a variety of questions – particularly when trying to compare this prosthetic to other solutions. We are more than happy to answer FAQs for the time being but suggest you schedule a visit to see us, so we may provide you with further details and a customized care plan.
Questions (And Answers) About Partial Dentures
Question: Will a partial denture harmonize with the teeth that are still standing in my mouth? Or will you need to remove them?
Answer: Unlike a full denture, which is a solid unit that replaces a full set of teeth, a partial includes scalloped areas that work around remaining teeth. We will not need to remove your remaining teeth.
Question: What if I’m interested in dental implants but I don’t want to make the investment for single implants? Do you offer implant-retained partial dentures?
Answer: Yes, we offer implant dentures, either full or partial, depending on your particular needs. Qualifying for this treatment requires a healthy jawbone that can support dental implants and a health status that is satisfactory for oral surgery.
Question: Why choose a partial denture instead of a dental bridge?
Answer: We suggest a partial denture instead of a bridge for two particular reasons. First, if you are looking for a removable prosthetic then you will want a partial – a bridge is fixed. In addition, you will need a partial if you are missing teeth spread apart from one another or more than three teeth. A bridge will only address one tooth or up to three teeth in row.