Partials and Full Dentures – Are Dentures Right for You?Missing teeth not only make you feel self-conscious and embarrassed when smiling or talking. Remaining teeth can shift and cause problems with your bite or jaw line. The spaces where your teeth once were can cause speech or chewing problems that sometimes leads to malnutrition. To restore the appearance and function of your teeth, you might be a candidate for some form of replacement teeth like partials and full dentures. Less expensive than dental implants, dentures or partials can help you feel confident about your smile and have the ability to eat comfortably again. A visit to Dr. Peter F. Hazim’s office in Allen, Texas enables you to determine if they might be a good fit for your situation.
Partials and full dentures come in several different styles and are made of different materials. Conventional partials attach to the teeth with metal clasps. They are the base line in partials, the least expensive option. Along the same idea, plastic is the most basic material for the production of partials. Instead of clasps, interlocking mechanisms make semi-precision and precision partials in place. Partials made of acrylic or flex-acrylic tend to be more comfortable and fit more snugly than the plastic counterparts.
Both partials and full dentures are considered prosthodontics because prosthetic pieces are used to replace a patient’s missing teeth. These are usually removable denture devices such as conventional dentures. However, now there are denture options that attach to the mouth more permanently than in the past to ensure tight fit, ease of chewing many types of foods, and appearance. They can even be similar to works of art, designed especially to fit your mouth and to look as natural as your original teeth. Dentures can be created for the maxillary arch (top jaw) or for the mandibular arch.
Dentures have been around since 700 B.C.; however, at that time, and for a long period of time, they were made of real human or animal teeth. From that time to the present, many types of materials have been used for partials and full dentures. From porcelains to wood, they have moved through improvements and transformations all around the world. Today’s dentures are more comfortable and secure than ever before. Dr. Hazim will help you find a solution for missing teeth that works for you. His Allen, Texas office services the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area and has been voted the Best Dentist in Allen by D Magazine.