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Partials and Dentures in Merrimack
Naturally, what concerns people the most when they have missing teeth is the way they look. After all, the condition of your smile has a lot to do with your self-confidence. Just knowing that others can see a gap in your smile may make you self-conscious and uncomfortable.
But tooth loss isn’t a problem just because of the way you look. Having only one missing tooth can impact your overall health and well being. You may not be able to sustain a well-balanced diet if tooth loss prevents you from eating a variety of healthy foods such as raw fruits and vegetables. Furthermore, tooth loss can make you more susceptible to further loss, as well as tooth decay and gum disease. So there are lots of reasons to replace missing teeth.
For hundreds of years, dentists have turned to dentures to solve tooth loss. Fortunately, dentures today are nothing like those from years ago. Whether you need a partial or full denture in Merrimack, Dr. Shetty or Dr. Braga will work with you to create a prosthesis that provides a strong and beautiful smile. Furthermore, your dentures will fit comfortably, so you might not even realize you’re wearing them!
What is a Partial Denture?
There are approximately 175 million Americans who have at least one missing tooth. You don’t have to be one of them.
A removable partial denture is an attractive and affordable solution if you have multiple missing teeth. Today, partials can be made from flexible, comfortable plastics that are barely detectable to others. Many times, partials are chosen for situations where a fixed bridge cannot be used.
Partial dentures in Merrimack consist of false teeth that are attached to a metal framework with brackets that are secured to healthy adjacent teeth. If missing teeth are not consecutive, then the partial will be made to fit in between remaining teeth. A partial is designed to be taken out so you can brush and clean your teeth, gums and the prosthesis, too.
What if You're Missing All of Your Teeth?
If all of your teeth are missing along one or both arches, then the dentist might suggest a full denture. For your upper arch, this denture consists of false teeth attached to a gum colored base. You and the dentist will decide whether or not the base should cover your palate. For your lower teeth, the base is U-shaped in order not to get in the way of your tongue.
To make sure your dentures are the right size and fit, we’ll take careful measurements of your mouth. And while natural suction can hold your dentures in place, you may feel more confident using a denture adhesive, too.
And with today's dental implants, having a denture that is stable and secure is the gold standard. We have many solutions for missing teeth. Call us today to find out if you are candidate for dental bridges, partials or dental implants.