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The Power of Partial Dentures

October 31, 2018
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Posted By: Dr. Kevin Burgdorf
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Missing teeth are embarrassing! Especially if you are missing multiple teeth. Smiling at others may be making you feel like a Halloween jack-o-lantern because of your lost teeth!

Maybe you've been avoiding replacing your teeth because you're worried that it's expensive and complicated since you're missing more than one tooth; however, you should know that there are excellent solutions for replacing multiple teeth that won't break the bank.

What Is a Partial Denture?

If you are still retaining a large number of healthy teeth, a partial denture is an excellent solution. A partial is a removable appliance that uses prosthetic teeth to fill in the gaps in your smile. It fits much like a retainer and snaps into place with metal clasps that use healthy teeth to keep it anchored.

Your partial is designed, so your prosthetic teeth blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth and give you a natural appearance. It also restores the function of eating and chewing so you'll be able to enjoy all your favorite foods again.

Implant-Supported Partials

Dental implants are often used to anchor a partial denture and hold it securely in place. Now your appliance is not removable, but implants provide a firm foundation to keep it anchored firmly.

Dental implants also provide the added benefit of protecting your jawbone from the deterioration caused by missing your natural roots. A healthy jaw bone gives your partial additional longevity and can help it serve you for many years.

Contact Our Office to Learn More

You don't have to live with a compromised smile any longer when there are excellent options like Hazelwood, MO dentures and partials to restore beauty and function to your teeth. Contact Dr. Kevin Burgdorf today to schedule a consultation and learn more about what's possible for your smile.

 

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