Dentures and partials offer removable tooth replacement that can restore some or all of your smile. For hundreds of years, people have relied on dentures in some form or another to replace teeth and regain the ability to speak and eat freely. Many patients turn to dentures and partials from Cantrell Family Dentistry in Wylie, Texas for tooth replacement that works well for both the mouth and the budget.
When you’re considering a denture or partial, you may wonder how these removable dental prosthetics work. How do they stay in place? Both full and partial dentures feature natural-looking replacement teeth set in a "gum-like" acrylic base. A partial denture will also feature a metal frame that clasps to remaining teeth, holding the partial in place. Full dentures are held in place by the suction tension that forms between the base of the denture and the mouth, although you can improve stability with denture adhesives as well.
If you’re wondering why you should replace missing teeth at all, we can tell you that missing teeth can have a dramatic effect on the appearance, health, and function of your smile. A full denture replaces all the teeth along an arch; you certainly don’t want to try to live without any teeth at all. This will make getting the nutrition you need impossible. But even if you’re only missing a few teeth, you’ll still want to consider some form of tooth replacement, whether with a partial denture or a fixed bridge. A partial denture can prevent the shifting of remaining teeth that occurs after tooth loss, and you’ll find your smile more functional and attractive when wearing your partial denture.
Patients often opt for dentures or partials specifically because these removable tooth replacement options are affordable, especially when compared with alternatives. Dentures and partials are also sometimes recommended on the basis of your current state of oral health. Throughout the years, you can depend on Cantrell Family Dentistry to help you maintain excellent fit and function, keeping your denture or partial well calibrated to the shape of your mouth.
Contact Cantrell Family Dentistry to discuss dentures, partial dentures, or other options for tooth replacement. We focus on providing a wide range of dental care options to Wylie, Sachse, Murphy, and surrounding north Texas communities. As a family dental office, we strive to take you through every stage of life, offering complete dental care to meet your needs at varying levels of oral health. Regain your vitality with care from Cantrell Family Dentistry.