Monica Neely Dentistry Can Restore Your Smile with Partial Dentures
Dentures and partial dentures have been a popular solution for one or more missing teeth for many years. They remain a cost-effective solution for patients who are not eligible for dental implants or who don’t have the desire to pursue a more permanent solution to missing or broken teeth.
Preparation for partial dentures may require damaged or broken teeth be removed before impressions can be taken of the patient’s mouth. We’ll work with you to determine the best course of action when it comes to getting fitted for your new partial dentures. If the teeth have been removed already or have been missing for a long time, impressions may be taken right away. It takes no time at all to have a partial denture made in our dental lab.
Once your custom-fitted partial denture is sent back to us from our professional lab, we’ll call you back into our dental office in Edmond OK to ensure a proper fit. We’ll show you how to care for and fit your partial denture and provide you with advice on how to get the most out of your new denture.
Types of Partial Dentures
The dental office of Monica Neely is pleased to provide our patients with a variety of options when it comes to partial dentures. Traditional partial dentures include metal fasteners that are attached to an impression of the palate or surrounding area of the teeth.
The second type of partial denture that we offer at our office is known as Valplast partial dentures. This type of denture is made from a lightweight resin that is durable and long-lasting. This type of denture is more comfortable than traditional partial dentures and is faster to fit and remove.
With two options of partial dentures, patients have their choice of which one may be right for them.
The Benefits of Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are a great solution for patients who are missing only one or two teeth that are close to one another. Partial dentures don’t require full palate plates the way complete dentures do and they don’t require invasive procedures to secure the way dental implants do.
They are fast and easy to make, affordable, and durable. While they are not a permanent solution, they do look and feel like real teeth and provide a life-like result for patients to rebuild their smile.
Who is Eligible for Partial Dentures?
Patients who are missing one or more teeth are generally good candidates for partial dentures. If there has been bone loss in the area near the missing teeth, this is generally not an issue. With dental implants, bone needs to be intact and healthy in order to insert titanium rods, but because dentures rely on surrounding teeth for their stability, bone loss is not an issue.
Partial dentures are suitable for patients of all ages that have all of their adult teeth. They tend to last up to 10 years before requiring replacement. Some patients opt for a partial denture to replace missing teeth and then later choose to get a dental implant.
Partial dentures are also an affordable solution for patients with missing teeth. What’s more, many insurance plans will cover some of the cost related to dentures and partial dentures – good insurance plans may even cover all of the cost.
So if it is a matter of saving money, partial dentures are a great option for keeping more of your hard-earned money.
Contact Monica Neely Dentistry to Learn More About Partial Dentures
If you want more information about how partial dentures can improve your smile and your oral health, contact our Edmond OK dentist today. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you have and provide you with an appointment to meet with Dr. Neely and discuss your options for replacing missing teeth.
Don’t wait! The sooner you visit our office, the sooner you can start enjoying your new smile! Call (405) 302-0100 to get started!