Many people lose teeth due to disease, accident, or decay. According to statistics, most people will lose at least one tooth during their lifetimes. While full dentures are a good choice for people who have lost most or all of their teeth, partial dentures may be appropriate for people who have lost only a few teeth.
Many people who have lost a few teeth choose dental implants or bridges to replace these teeth. However, in situations where dental surgery is contraindicated, partial dentures may be the most appropriate solution. Partial dentures, like full dentures, are created from careful measurements taken of the patient’s mouth and are custom-made to fit exactly in the space where the teeth are missing. Partial plates can be attached with adhesive just like full plates.
Partial dentures are a good solution for those who fear or cannot tolerate dental surgery. No surgical methods are required to measure for dentures, and they are completely removable, allowing the patient to take the dentures out for cleaning or while sleeping. Cleaning dentures is easily accomplished with a commercial preparation or by brushing with toothpaste. Wearers should be careful not to drop dentures, as they can be damaged or broken.
If you require partial dentures, it is very important to be fitted professionally for them. Ill-fitting dentures can cause further problems with surrounding teeth and gums. However, well-fitted partial dentures are one of the best ways to prevent sagging of jaw and facial muscles and the problems caused by slurred speech and chewing difficulties.
Valplast Metal-Free Partial Dentures
One of the best types of partial dentures are the Valplast metal-free flexible models. These dentures do not utilize metal clasps to attach them to surrounding teeth, so you get a much nicer appearance when you smile. The Valplast dentures can be configured in any way you require, and the plastic support material is tissue-friendly.
For all your denture needs, our West Hollywood dentist, Dr. Ghasri, is ready to meet with you and discuss your options.
Visit Dr. Ghasri, our dentist in West Hollywood, to discuss your need for dentures and how they can benefit your health, your appearance, and your quality of life.