My partial denture was made years ago, what are my options now?
Partial dentures are an option to replace one or more missing teeth. They have been used for decades after the removal of decayed, broken and loose teeth. Replacing these missing teeth is beneficial for chewing, stabilizing your bite and appearance. A partial denture is still a viable option and usually very affordable way to substitute your teeth.
Other options to replace missing teeth are bridges and dental implants. Dental bridges require the use of two solid teeth on either side of the empty space. Bridges require no surgery to the bone or gums and can often be made within 1 month. At Lone Oak Dental, we use newer materials which ensure that the bridge is strong yet beautiful.
Implants can be used to replace one, two or multiple missing teeth. The technology with these prostheses is very advanced and rapidly evolving giving us new options all the time. Dr. Jordan prefers to replace teeth using dental implants as it does not require removing healthy tooth structure and there is no chance for decay. In addition, most patients tell us that implants feel more natural than partials and bridges.
Please contact our office today in Brookings if your partial is in need of replacement or your are considering other options.