Dentures & Partials
Damaged or missing teeth can be embarrassing and can cause more serious dental issues down the road. Dentures from Siebenthaler Dental Center may be the answer. We offer both full and partial dentures, to meet your individual needs.
Full or partial tooth loss doesn’t just affect your self-image – it can also increase the risk of developing nutritional problems and other related health issues. Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth. Other options include fixed bridgework and dental implants. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages, which should be carefully considered. The best option for you will depend on your individual situation.
Below are some of our patients’ most frequently asked questions regarding dentures.
What’s the Difference Between Complete Dentures and Partial Dentures?
Complete dentures and partial dentures are removable replacements for teeth that are missing or have been removed. Complete dentures are for people who have lost all of their teeth, and partial dentures are for people who only need some of their teeth replaced.
Complete dentures can be a full set of either your upper or lower teeth, or it may be both sets. Complete dentures are expertly-fitted, for maximum comfort and will, typically, last 5 to 10 years with proper care, providing the ultimate in aesthetics, comfort and reliability.
Partial dentures are designed to correct the gaps between your teeth when only some of your teeth are missing. A metal harness attaches the dentures to your natural teeth. Partial dentures can ensure long-term tooth alignment, by preventing your natural teeth from shifting. Partial dentures can also help you prevent further tooth decay and gum disease.
Why Dentures or Partial Dentures?
Often times, missing teeth can result in a number of difficulties that can affect your ability to eat, as well as your personal appearance. A missing tooth or missing teeth can create:
- Shifting of your teeth, caused by the gap
- Tooth alignment issues that can interfere with your ability to chew
- Jaw Pain caused from tooth movement
- Misaligned Bite Affects your bite
- Loss of bone density, in area of missing teeth
Partial dentures replace missing teeth, allowing you to chew your properly, enjoy a more natural looking smile and increase your quality of life.
Are Implants A Better Alternative to Dentures?
While Implants are generally considered more durable, comfortable and permanent than dentures, dental implants are a more expensive alternative. If implants aren’t affordable for you right now, then dentures may be your best option.
Siebenthaler Dental Center is located at 545 W. Siebenthaler Ave, in Dayton, Ohio. We serve the entire Dayton Metro area and are no more than 30 minutes from any location, in the Dayton area. We invite you to contact us today for an appointment.