Dentures and Partials Prairieville, LA
The loss of multiple teeth can be devastating to your health and your self-esteem.
Unfortunately, a lost tooth that is not replaced can be the downward spiral for more tooth loss because your bone begins to deteriorate and your remaining teeth begin to shift.
Many patients find themselves feeling depressed and hopeless, but the good news is that modern dentistry offers excellent denture solutions to help you reclaim your smile and regain your confidence!
What Is a Partial Denture?
Patients who are missing multiple teeth but still retain a large number of healthy teeth could benefit from a partial denture. This removable appliance utilizes prosthetic teeth attached to metal clasps that anchor to healthy teeth. The prosthetic teeth then fill in the open spaces, similar to a puzzle piece.
Your prosthetic teeth are crafted using high-quality porcelain customized to match your smile so your partial returns both your function and your esthetics to your appearance.
How Can a Full Denture Benefit Me?
For patients who are living with numerous compromised or missing teeth, the best recommendation to restore their oral health may be a denture. This removable appliance is designed to replace an entire arch of teeth. Dentures utilize suction, a secure fit, and sometimes a little adhesive to stay in place.
Perhaps the idea of dentures brings to mind visions of your grandparents? Today’s dentures are actually personalized to fit much better than dentures of the past. They’re also designed with your skin tone and facial features in mind so they offer a more appealing look than ever before.
Traditional dentures may take some time to get used to. Most patients experience a small learning curve as they get used to talking and eating with their dentures; however, nothing can replace the confidence you regain by immediately having your smile restored!
Implant-Supported Dentures and Partials
Dental implants have the ability to support dentures and partials, offering a much more stable and secure fit without any movement or slippage when you eat or talk. A few dental implants are placed strategically, and Dr. Palm designs your denture or partial to snap into the implants.
Besides providing a better fit, implants also work to keep your bone healthy and stimulated, which eliminates resorption, or the deterioration of your bone that occurs with tooth loss and traditional dentures. This offers better longevity for your appliance, as implants can potentially last a lifetime.
Want to Learn More about Your Options?
If you’ve been living with compromised or missing teeth and you are ready to reclaim your smile, it’s time you learned about the possibilities available for your teeth and your oral health. Give Palm Family Dentistry a call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Palm.