The Removable Option for Tooth Replacement
Tooth replacement comes in two basic types: removable and fixed. Fixed dental prosthetics include crown and bridge and dental implants. Removable dental prosthetics include full dentures and partial dentures. Dentures and partials have been around for centuries in one form or another – in fact, people used to use animal teeth in the creation of dentures. Today, we have access to a number of materials that give us the ability to create natural-looking and comfortable dentures and partials that greatly improve upon their predecessors.
The main advantage of dentures and partials over other forms of tooth replacement is the cost – they tend to be less expensive than other methods. They are also very easy to clean. You simply remove them to brush them or soak them, which allows you to get every nook and cranny. While dentures can be somewhat prone to slippage, with modern advances in the design and creation of dentures and partials, this is less of a problem than ever before.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of replacing your missing teeth with a full or partial denture, give our Flower Mound dental office a call. Dr. Nichols will be happy to review all of your options with you.