Dentures and Partials in Urbandale, IA
Missing multiple teeth can feel both frustrating and embarrassing. It is challenging to chew and enjoy food without the full function of all of your teeth, and it puts a strain on other teeth, which can result in additional tooth loss down the road. It also doesn’t feel comfortable to smile or talk to other people when you’re not confident about the appearance of your teeth.
The good news is that there are excellent solutions for replacing multiple missing teeth, even if most of your teeth are failing. Your team at Northpark Dental is here to help!
What Is a Denture?
Dentures are removable appliances made of acrylic that are designed to restore an entire arch of missing teeth. Dr. Phan and Dr. Babor thoughtfully consider your facial structure and skin tone when planning your dentures, so they are sure to enhance the appearance of your smile in a natural manner.
There is often a learning curve for patients with dentures as they get used to eating and talking with them at first; however, patients appreciate how they immediately restore their smiles and enhance the appearance of their face.
Dentures rely on suction to your jawbone and a secure fit to stay in place, which does impact your bone over time. For this reason, they need to relined periodically, and a yearly denture check with our dentists is recommended.
What Is a Partial?
A partial (denture) acts similar to a puzzle piece and fills the gaps in your smile with prosthetic teeth. These teeth are attached to an appliance that uses your healthy teeth as anchors and connects with metal or plastic clasps.
Partials are also removable for easy cleaning at night, and they are designed to restore both aesthetics and function to your teeth.
Dental implants can also be used to reinforce prosthetics such as dentures and partials. Our dentists will strategically place a few implants as anchors into your jawbone and design your denture or partial to snap into them.
Implants provide support and stability, especially for dentures, so there is no movement when you laugh, talk, or eat. They also offer the bonus of keeping your jawbone stimulated and healthy which protects against the deterioration that can occur with traditional dentures. This ensures better longevity for your denture and your oral health.
Which Option Is Right for Me?
Don’t let missing teeth hold you back from living your best life! Dr. Phan or Dr. Babor can help you determine which option might best suit your needs, lifestyle, and budget during a consultation. Contact Northpark Dental today to schedule your consultation and learn more about what’s possible for your smile.