Partial & Full Dentures for More Severe Tooth Loss
While dental bridges can help most tooth loss patients bounce back from mild to moderate tooth loss, not all cases of tooth loss are as simple to address. For example, if you’ve lost all of the teeth on your dental ridge, then a bridge won’t have any remaining teeth to support it, nor would it be large enough to do so. If you’ve lost several teeth, but they aren’t adjacent to each other, then a bridge would be unable to close the multiple gaps between your teeth all at once. Partial and full dentures are more complete prosthodontic treatment options that are designed to address more substantial cases of tooth loss.
Enjoying a new smile with a partial or denture
Partial and full dentures are similar in many ways. They’re both designed to span your entire dental ridge, replacing teeth where necessary to restore your smile and your bite’s ability to function. The difference, however, is that partial dentures consist of replacement teeth only where necessary, allowing them to fit around your remaining healthy, natural teeth and support them as you bite and chew. A full denture replaces all of the teeth on your dental ridge, and unlike a partial, does not require clasps placed around teeth to stabilize it. With a complete or partial denture, you can once again:
- Smile and interact with others more confidently
- Enjoy foods you may not have been able to for years
- Improve your overall quality of life in several ways
- Take pride in caring for your smile more consistently
- And much more
Rebuild your smile with a partial or full denture
If you’ve suffered severe or complete tooth loss, then a partial or full denture may be an optimal solution for restoring your smile. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with us, call the office of Dr. Stuart Dexter in Prairie Village, KS, today at 913-362-8200.