When might Farragut, TN area patients consider partial dentures?
Restoring a smile is essential for both appearance and health. When teeth are lost from disease, failed root canals, poor structure, or trauma, it is important that patients consider a replacement. Not only will a lost tooth affect the aesthetics of a smile, it can also cause existing teeth to shift out of place. Additionally, it can affect the way patients speak and chew. Addressing one or more lost teeth should be done as soon as possible to avoid any damage to the aesthetics or functionality of the smile.
Dr. Foncea, of Sequoyah Dental Arts in the Farragut, TN community offers several options for patients when it comes to restoring the smile, including dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures. One type of denture often considered by patients missing one or more teeth are partial dentures.
Partial dentures are used in situations when one or several teeth are missing. There must still be teeth within the arch for the placement of a partial denture. Otherwise, patients are candidates for full cosmetic dentures, which replace the entire dental arch with one prosthetic. Partial dentures use a metal and acrylic framework to snap into place and uses false teeth to fill the areas where natural teeth once were.
There are several reasons patients around the Farragut, TN area may consider partial dentures over bridges and implants. Partial dentures are an economical solution, and many patients use them until they have made a decision on a more permanent replacement. Partial dentures are removable, making them easy to clean and care for, and can be better for patients who have had problems with their oral health in the past.
Dr. Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts is proud to offer partial and full dentures through his practice, and can help patients decide which solution is best for their specific desires and situation. Dr. Foncea can educate patients on the various prosthetics available for restoring the smile after tooth loss and help them make a knowledgeable choice as to which solution is best for them.
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