Benefits of Partial Dentures
Whether you have lost all your teeth, or you just need to replace one or two, partial dentures may be the answer. They offer many benefits, such as improved oral function and a more youthful appearance.
They can fix a number of problems caused by missing teeth, including bite pressure shifting and misalignment of the rest of your smile. They can also support the underlying facial structure like the cheeks and lips, helping to prevent sagging skin that can lead to wrinkles.
Improved Oral Health
Missing teeth can cause the surrounding natural teeth to drift into the gaps left by them, leaving room for food particles to get stuck in them and allowing bacteria to grow. This can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.
Partial dentures can prevent this from occurring, as they fill in the gaps and prevent neighboring teeth from slipping into the gap. They are flexible, so they fit comfortably and blend in with the natural tissues in your mouth for a beautiful smile.
They can improve your chewing ability and speech, as missing teeth can shift your bite, making it difficult to speak clearly. They can also keep your lips and tongue in proper contact for proper pronunciation, restoring sound and improving your quality of life.
You will need to adjust to wearing your partial dentures, so it’s important that they are properly fitted and that you communicate any concerns or changes in how they feel with your dentist. The transition can take some time, but with patience, you’ll soon have a beautiful new smile.