Fill Gaps Left by Missing Teeth with Partial Dentures
Whether you’re missing most of your teeth or only a few, this type of loss can leave patients devastated and struggling to perform even simple actions like eating and smiling confidently. Thankfully, Dr. Mingel and the rest of our dedicated staff here in Fort Lauderdale, FL can help with a custom-made, high-quality partial denture.
So what is a partial denture, and how is it different from a full denture? The answer’s simple – just like the name suggests, a partial denture is designed to replace certain teeth along an arch of the mouth while leaving the natural teeth that remain safely in place. These dentures are typically attached in place with metal clasps so that patients can enjoy them without worrying about the device slipping.
Am I A Candidate For Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are ideal for people who are missing some of their teeth due to a traumatic injury, severe decay, or simply old age. If you’re interested in maintaining the natural teeth that remain and simply want to fill in the gaps, this is the right choice!
Why Are Partial Dentures the Right Choice?
One of the biggest advantages of choosing partial dentures is their removability. Many patients enjoy this convenience when they’re eating tricky foods, and they also like being able to clean the prosthetic and store it separately when necessary. Partial dentures also help patients maintain an even distribution of pressure across their mouth when they bite, which prevents wear and tear of the gum and bone area over time in the spots where teeth are missing.
Another valuable benefit of partial dentures is the speed in which patients can enjoy their new prosthetic. Unlike dental implants, which regularly take months to heal and support a restoration, partial dentures can be designed and created within a much small timeframe. They’re also much less expensive. However, if you’re interested in added permanence and stability, our doctors can discuss the possibility of anchoring your denture with placed dental implants as well. Our goal is to work with you to find the unique tooth replacement solution that fits your needs and personal preferences, no matter what it may be.
I’m Interested in Partial Dentures. What Should I Do Next?
First, you’ll want to schedule a consultation here at Mingel Dental! During this important visit, Dr. Mingel will carefully evaluate the health of your remaining teeth and your gum tissue – we want to ensure that there is no serious decay or gum disease present that would hinder the success of your partial denture. Once we’ve determined that you’re a good candidate, it’ll be time to create your brand-new teeth!
Several tooth replacement options are available at our practice, including full dentures, partial dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. Our team looks forward to giving you an exceptional dental care experience and helping you achieve results that leave you with plenty of new reasons to smile! Contact us today to set up a time to visit, or if you have any questions for our team members.