I'm Missing a Tooth. Is a Partial Denture Right for Me?
Missing a single tooth means that you have a number of options, including partial dentures, to replace your missing tooth in our St. Paul dental office. For a single tooth, however, you might opt for a fixed dental bridge or dental implant as a more convenient option. Here are some of the treatments available to complete your smile.
Partial denture – A partial denture attaches to your natural teeth with small adjustable clasps. Partial dentures have a base made of acrylic, flexible options, or metal bases for durable longevity.
Dental bridge (fixed partial) – A dental bridge is a reliable and esthetic way to replace a missing tooth. Bridges require reshaping and the placement of one or two dental crowns to support the artificial tooth. Many patients consider the alteration of a healthy tooth as a disadvantage to opting for a dental bridge. Dr. Terry O’Neill will happily discuss the benefits and limitations of any treatment before we proceed with treatment.
Dental implant – A dental implant is almost like having your natural tooth again Dental implants replace the entire tooth structure, including the root, which is embedded in the jawbone for stability. One of the many benefits of dental implants is that they eliminate the need for preparing healthy adjacent teeth. Dental implants also reduce bone loss associated with tooth loss and allow patients to enjoy an unrestricted diet.
If you have more than a single missing tooth, seeking denture treatment in our St. Paul dental office might make the best sense. The best way to find out which tooth-replacement option will work best for you is to contact Highgrove Dental Care to arrange a full exam. Dr. O’Neill will present all options and what will give you the best results. Having all of the information necessary will help you make the right choice for your smile.