Many patients lose teeth and assume that it’s not detrimental to their oral health. However, this assumption is wrong and could lead to further problems without intervention from a dental professional. At Mercer Smiles, we can restore your smile using full dentures as well as partials. Depending on the extent of your tooth loss, we will recommend a plan of action and suggest the best routes to take during treatment.
Dentures are designed to replace all of the teeth on a single arch in the mouth. This can be the upper arch, the lower arch, or both of them. To get dentures placed in the mouth, your remaining teeth will need to be removed from the arch being replaced. There are two different kinds of dentures: conventional and immediate.
Conventional dentures are placed in the mouth once the jawbone has healed after getting the remaining teeth extracted. This often leaves patients without teeth for several weeks. Immediate dentures are placed right after all remaining teeth are extracted. This option means that patients are never without teeth, but they will need to be adjusted as the jawbone heals and shrinks.
Partial dentures are also known as bridges. These can be used to replace up to 3 teeth in the mouth at a time and come in various forms depending on the extent of your tooth loss. The most popular partials use the teeth adjacent to the empty socket to hold a pontic, or prosthetic tooth, in place.
If you would like to learn about additional ways to restore your smile and the function of your bite, you can reach our dental clinic by calling 609-270-8540. We are more than happy to provide further insight into the care we provide and treatment options that you may have. To schedule an appointment, feel free to call our office at your convenience.
We provide the highest quality dentures and appliances in the Robbinsville, NJ area. If you want to ensure that you’re taken care of by the very best, visit our office and see a dental professional at Mercer Smiles.