The gaps caused from missing teeth can dramatically impact your appearance. You may feel self-conscious or embarrassed, and be extremely reluctant to smile for fear that the gaps may show and others may notice. Luckily, Tumwater Family Dentistry has a solution for you – partial dentures.
Partial dentures are tiny pieces of dental equipment that have been designed to replace any missing teeth you may have in your mouth. It is a common dental practice that is often recommended when you have at least one or more natural teeth remaining in the area surrounding the missing teeth.
When you have a partial denture, you will be given a custom made pink gum-colored plastic base that consists of the artificial replacement teeth and metal framework. This plastic base is designed to fit securely in your mouth and fill the gaps where you had teeth missing.
Partial dentures aren’t just used because of their aesthetic qualities; they are also used as a way to improve your overall oral health. If you have spaces in your mouth where teeth are missing, it can have a negative impact on your overall health.
Gaps caused by missing teeth can cause the surrounding teeth to shift, which will change the alignment of your teeth. It can be difficult to properly chew your food when your teeth are misaligned. Improperly chewed food can cause heartburn, indigestion, and other health problems. Our patients rely upon partial dentures to prevent their teeth from changing positions over time.
Tumwater Family Dentistry wants to help our patients improve their oral health and feel confident and happy with their smile, which is why we offer partial dentures. We welcome our patients to schedule an appointment with us to explore how partial dentures may be able to help fill in gaps caused by missing teeth.