Partial dentures are one of the restorative options we provide here at Broadway Mall Dental Center in Hicksville, NY. Many people have missing teeth. This is a prevalent problem in adults, especially those over 60. Over 40% of adults had at least one tooth extracted. Over 40% of adults over 60 lost six or more teeth.
At Broadway Mall Dental Center, offer removable partial dentures for replacing missing teeth. They’re easy, removable, and let people smile and chew normally. Other options include dental implants and bridges. We’ll tell you all your options and give our recommendation, but the final decision is yours.
Removal partial dentures can be used to replace missing teeth. They carry an artificial tooth, or several teeth, that’s attached to nearby teeth using clasps. The base of partial dentures can be made of metal or polymer.
Metals are more durable and last longer, but they can irritate the mouth. They can also lead to the accumulation of bacteria. Polymer bases, on the other hand, are lighter, less irritating, and easier to repair. Unfortunately, they’re more fragile and don’t last as long as metal ones. We’ll come to a decision together about what would be the best option in your case.
Implants and bridges are generally more popular, and many people prefer them to dentures. Implants include fixating a titanium screw to your jawbone then attaching an artificial tooth with it. Bridges are also permanent. Both implants and bridges last longer than dentures.
Some people still prefer dentures because they’re cheaper and removable. To get a denture, we’ll need to take some measurements of your mouth to create one that fits right. Once we set you up with the denture, we’ll ask you to wear it for long periods to check for any irregularities with it that we can fix.
Once you’re comfortable wearing them, you’ll be able to take them off at night. No one should live with a missing tooth and be afraid of hiding their smile. Partial dentures help thousands of people lead normal and healthy lives.