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I’m Missing Multiple Teeth, What Are My Options?

January 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — cerecuse @ 6:30 pm

Woman staring out the window thinking.You never thought there was hope after you lost your third tooth. You learned to chew certain foods with your limited function and other foods you just had to give up. You thought you would have to live with missing teeth and the toll that it’s taken on your confidence for the rest of your life. But you have just learned about partial dentures in Syracuse and now you feel there may be some hope for your situation!

What is a Partial Denture?

Instead of replacing all of your teeth as a full denture would, a partial is designed to replace multiple missing teeth, while allowing you to retain a large number of your healthy natural teeth. A partial fits in your mouth much like a retainer and anchors to your teeth with precision attachments. Fastened to the partial are prosthetic teeth that are customized to fill in the open spaces, sort of like a puzzle piece does.

Your dentist will customize your partial to match your existing teeth so it naturally and comfortably blends with your smile. It will not only restore the esthetic appeal of your smile, it will also restore the function you lost with your missing teeth so you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of foods once again.

How Does a Partial Differ From a Denture?

A denture is a full plate that is designed to restore an entire arch of missing teeth, while a partial is restoring only a few teeth.

A denture relies on suction to your jawbone to stay in place, which can often result in deterioration of your bone and affect longevity. A partial uses attachments to anchor to your existing teeth, which doesn’t put as much pressure on your jawbone.

Is a Partial Right for Me?

If you would like to learn if a partial might be right for your needs, the next step is to schedule a consultation with your dentist. Here you can discuss your concerns and goals with your dentist so they can make the right recommendations for your situation. You may find that you have options along with a partial to choose from!

Don’t let missing teeth hold you back any longer! Contact your dentist to schedule a consultation today!

About Creative Dental Concepts

Are you looking for comprehensive dental care with concierge type service? Then look no further than Creative Dental Concepts. Drs. Gregory Craybas and Donald Crumb have been taking exceptional care of patients in Syracuse for decades. Not only will you enjoy a wide range of services, you will also receive personalized attention that you may not find elsewhere.

If you would like to learn more about Creative Dental Concepts, our doctors can be reached through our website or by calling 315-475-6641.

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