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Partials and Dentures in Circle Pines

If you have one or more missing teeth, then your first concern is probably the appearance of your smile. After all, that’s what you see every time you look in the mirror, and it’s also what others see when you’re with colleagues or friends. But there’s more to tooth loss than just what meets the eye. The absence of just one tooth can impact your general health and well being. Therefore, replacing your missing teeth is imperative not only for the sake of your appearance, but for the sake of your health, as well.

Partial and full dentures are an excellent choice for tooth replacement. These oral appliances have come a long, long way over the years. Today, they fit more securely and look more natural than ever before. With your new denture in place, you’ll be able to smile and talk with confidence and eat a variety of healthy foods.

Partial Dentures in Circle Pines

If you’re missing one tooth, then you’re in good company. The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that around 175 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. This is not, however, the company you want to keep. Fortunately, Circle Pines dentists Dr. Stentz or Dr. Shaffer can custom design a partial denture for your smile. Depending on your preference, the dentist will recommend either a removable or fixed partial. A removable partial consists of false teeth that are mounted on a metal frame. Hooks or brackets on the frame attach the partial to healthy teeth on either side of your missing tooth. If you have a few missing teeth along one arch, then the dentist will design a partial that fits between your remaining teeth.

Alternatively, you may prefer a fixed partial, more often referred to as a crown and bridge. With this prosthetic device, your Circle Pines dentist attaches dental crowns to healthy teeth that abut the gap in your smile. If no healthy teeth are available, then the crowns can also be attached to dental implants. Speak to your dentist about the advantages of dental implants to your smile and the health of your jawbone. Once in place, your fixed partial is a permanent solution to tooth loss.

Full Dentures in Circle Pines

If you happen to be missing all of the teeth along your top or bottom arch, then a complete denture will restore your smile and your ability to chew efficiently. In addition, a full denture can make your face look younger by filling out your cheeks and jaw. A full denture is made of false teeth that are attached to an acrylic base that looks like your natural gums. Of course, you and your gums will need some time to adjust to the feeling of having an appliance in your mouth every day. Be patient, but let us know if there is a spot that is irritating your gum tissue. We can make an adjustment so your dentures fit comfortably.