There are many ways to address the problem of missing teeth. For those who have the patience and the money, dental implants are an option. When you have a missing tooth or teeth that are between healthy teeth, a fixed bridge is another option. In addition to the fixed bridge, there is also the cast partial. This type of prosthetic has a cast metal base partially coved in plastic, to hold the artificial teeth that fill the gaps. The most affordable way to complete your smile is with the full acrylic partial.
The Advantages of the Acrylic Partial
One of the main advantages of choosing a full acrylic partial is the affordability. Other options can be a bit pricey, and if you are not ready to put out that amount of money, the full acrylic partial is a good alternative.
It is also a good short-term solution to the problem of a few missing teeth, if you are unsure as to which route you want to go, regarding a bridge or implants.
Unlike the dental implant or the fixed bridge, the acrylic partial is removable. Thanks to today’s technology, acrylic partials can often be made on the same day you come in to be seen. Instead of going months without teeth, the partial can be constructed and placed right away. It’s a fairly simple procedure and does not require an inordinate amount of time. In the majority of cases, no surgery is required.
Missing Teeth Should Be Replaced
The most obvious reason for replacing missing teeth, particularly those within view, has to do with aesthetics. Everyone wants a nice smile. Missing teeth are a big detraction from an otherwise nice smile. Beyond having a nice smile, there are other factors that can have an effect on your overall health.
Your oral health is foundational to your general wellbeing. Missing teeth can cause a host of problems. Other teeth will begin to drift out of place, creating spaces where food can become trapped. These spaces may be difficult to clean properly and thus become a breeding ground for destructive bacteria. As the bacteria grow, those areas of your mouth become more susceptible to gingivitis.
Left unchecked, gingivitis can lead to periodontal disease, which, in turn, can lead to loss of more teeth. Tooth loss can also throw off the alignment of your teeth and in certain cases, it can affect your speech pattern. Additionally, not having teeth can compromise your ability to chew your food properly, which affects your body’s nutritional intake.
Rather than go without those teeth, if you’re not ready to take the plunge into more expensive dental work, contact Dynamic Dental Solutions and talk to us about an acrylic partial. Don’t let a lack of teeth compromise your health. Give us a call and make an appointment today.