The long-term value of quality partial dentures for patients in Middletown
Replacing missing teeth is incredibly important for your oral health, overall wellness, and self-image. Even one missing tooth mars your smile, and allows other teeth to shift out of position. That impacts ability to chew efficiently, and thus, digestive health. It also creates nooks and crannies where bacteria flourish, leading to cavities and gum disease. Partial dentures can be a cost-effective solution for patients in the Middletown area. Let’s take a look at your options.
A “flipper” is the most economical solution, up-front, but our dentists do not recommend or provide it for long term use. A flipper is a lightweight, removable partial denture made of inferior materials. While it closes visible gaps from missing teeth, a flipper is a temporary prosthetic. It should only be a consideration while a quality partial denture is being fabricated, or during the healing process for dental implants.
Removable partial dentures
The dentists at University Dental are skilled and experienced at designing partial dentures that fit comfortably, look natural, and produce minimal stress to anchor teeth. We use advanced imaging techniques in the design process, and high quality materials. One missing tooth, or all but one in an arch, can be addressed with this method. Our partials clip into place for stability.
Fixed partial dentures
The most advanced option for replacement of several consecutive missing teeth is a fixed partial denture or bridge.
- Dental implants are placed into the jawbone at opposite ends of the gap.
- A prosthetic is fabricated, consisting of two porcelain crowns with artificial teeth in between.
- Crowns fit over posts in the dental implants, holding replacement teeth securely in place.
- Your new, complete smile lasts many years.
To learn more about partial dentures and other tooth replacement options, call University Dental in Middletown. The number is (855) 908 3676.