The Different Types and Benefits of Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are a fantastic solution for anyone with a few missing teeth. Not only do missing teeth often present a cosmetic concern, but they can result in health complications such as bone loss in the vicinity of the missing tooth.
Dentistry Plus, a dental clinic which provides dentures for Toronto and the surrounding areas of Oshawa, Innisfil, Brantford, and Bradford, is proud to be able to offer our patients the choice between either removable or fixed partial dentures.
Both types of dentures can improve your ability to speak and chew, help support the surrounding bone and facial structures, and give you renewed confidence in your smile. Let's also take a look at how these types of dentures differ and at the benefits they each have to offer.
Removable Partial Dentures
Removable partial dentures consist of a plastic, gum-coloured base which holds the replacement teeth and which is attached to the nearby teeth by metal clasps. Removable dentures can, and should, be taken out at night.
Removable partial dentures offer many attractive benefits. They are usually more cost effective than fixed partial dentures, are easier to repair, and, because they can be taken out, are easier to clean. Removable dentures also don't require that any work be done on the adjacent teeth. With fixed partial dentures, adjacent teeth often have to be reshaped.
Fixed Partial Dentures
Fixed partial dentures can only be removed by a dentist, as they are held in place by a bridge that is cemented to the adjacent teeth. Fixed dentures are more costly than removable ones, but they also offer numerous benefits which you should consider.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of fixed partial dentures is that they are much more stable than removable ones. This generally makes fixed dentures more comfortable and easier to accept psychologically. Fixed partial dentures also see a greater reduction in facial bone resorption than removable dentures.
Dentures in Toronto and the Surrounding Area
If you think that partial or removable dentures may be right for you, then don't hesitate to get in touch with one of the Dentistry Plus locations in Toronto, Bradford, Brantford, Oshawa, or Innisfil. Our dental professionals will be more than happy to address your questions or concerns, and to help you decide whether fixed or partial dentures would be a good solution for your missing teeth.