Partial dentures give you the ability to retain the healthy teeth you still have.
One of the concerns that some of our Statesville, North Carolina patients have when we begin discussing dentures is not wanting to lose the remaining teeth that they have so that they can be fitted with full dentures. At Kotis Family Dentistry, we understand that sentiment, and we carefully assess each patient’s needs whenever we make a recommendation for a dental procedure. If it is feasible to do so, we can offer an alternative to full dentures. Partial dentures are removable like full dentures with the help of attachments that allow them to clasp into place.
Partial dentures are quite effective for preventing the other teeth from changing position, provided that you wear them consistently. This will avoid needing to make them over again, which could happen if the teeth were to shift because they weren’t worn regularly. We will go over everything you can expect both during the process of being fitted with partial dentures and once you have them, including how to properly care for them. We’ll also let you know how to tell if you need an adjustment down the road. We often recommend wearing your dentures continuously, including while asleep, for a short period of time, as that can tell us if adjustments need to be made at the beginning.
If you would like to know more about partial dentures and learn if this is the best option for your situation, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment. We are happy to discuss all potential solutions for dealing with lost teeth, including partial dentures, full dentures, crowns & bridges, and dental implants.