Your teeth do more than just improve your appearance. You need a full set of teeth to eat and speak properly. While your permanent set of teeth is meant to last a lifetime, the truth is that many things can happen to cause you to lose one or more of them. Whether you had a tooth knocked out while playing sports or have dealt with serious decay, you don’t have to walk around with a gap. Partial dentures are designed to fill in the places left behind by missing teeth when you have not lost enough to require a full set. In addition to restoring the aesthetics of your smile, you receive these benefits when you choose to replace your teeth with partials.
Prevent Further Oral Health Issues
The gaps left behind by missing teeth create a place where food gets stuck. While you should always brush and floss, it is possible that your home efforts may not be enough. Over time, large pieces of food sitting in these gaps can lead to decay and gum disease. If this goes on long enough, you could find yourself losing the teeth that are adjacent to the gap. The rest of your teeth will also begin to shift to fill in the gap if it is left open. This leads to crowding and misalignments that further places you at risk for future oral health problems.
Improve Your Ability to Eat Properly
Smiles are a beautiful thing, and so is being able to eat properly. Once one or several teeth are missing, your ability to chew your food well is diminished. Depending upon the locations of the gaps, you may stop eating hard or crunchy foods such as carrots that are important for your health. Swallowing large chunks of food also leads to stomach upsets and other health issues. With partial dentures, you can eat a normal diet and restore your ability to get the nutrition that you need to stay healthy.
Select From Several Different Types of Partials
Tooth replacements work best when you are able to choose from several different options to fit your budget as well as your need for comfort. Partial dentures come in several different forms and each has their specific advantages. For instance, economy partial dentures, which are often referred to as flippers, tend to be less expensive. These work best when you only have one or a couple of teeth missing or prefer a short-term solution while you work on resolving other oral health issues. Precision attachment partial dentures are more expensive, but they provide the highest level of functionality. When you visit us at Quality Dentures of Fredericksburg, our staff will help you select the option that best fits your needs.
There is no need to go through life with missing teeth that make you feel like you need to hide your smile. Reach out today to begin the process of being fitted for a partial denture that allows you to regain your confidence and comfort.