If you miss some teeth but still retain many of your healthy teeth, then a partial denture may be the perfect restoration. Several different types of partial dentures can be used to fill gaps in your smile and give you back the ability to speak and eat efficiently. At Hunt Valley Dental in Hunt Valley, Maryland, we work closely with each patient individually to determine your needs, so we can recommend the best tooth-replacement option.
When you are missing a tooth or several teeth, nearby remaining teeth can start to shift into the space. This movement can cause a stress imbalance and lead to wear and tear on remaining healthy teeth. Furthermore, teeth that have shifted or tilted may become more challenging to clean, increasing the risk of decay and gum disease.
Removable partial dentures consist of a framework, typically made of metal or acrylic, with false replacement teeth attached to it. Partial dentures often have a clasp that will fit snugly around adjacent natural teeth to keep the restoration in place. Partial dentures are removable and can be easily taken out to clean your teeth and store them while you sleep.
There are many advantages to choosing partial dentures:
You do not have to live with the embarrassment or other adverse side effects of missing teeth. If you are in the Hunt Valley area, we invite you to call us today at (410) 705-2111 to schedule a consultation and determine whether partial dentures are right for you.