At our Virginia Beach Dentist office we have several state-of-the-art methods of utilizing dentures to improve your smile.
Partial Dentures are utilized as replacements when several teeth are missing in a row (referred to as an Arch). It is important to replace teeth that have been lost of several reasons, some which are:
Lost teeth can create spaces that are difficult to clean which can cause cavities on the remaining teeth
The remaining teeth can shift towards the open space, especially along the same arch. Those small movements can cause changes in the way your teeth function when they come together causing headaches and jaw pain
All of your teeth have specific purposes and when some are missing the remaining ones may not be adequate enough of a substitute. This can lead to the remaining teeth cracking, breaking, and eventually falling out as well.
We have several types of partial dentures to choose from, here are two examples:
Valplast and TCS are commonly used for patients that desire a non-metallic solution for teeth replacement and normally will take two visits to be done well.
Another option is the cast partial which is used when more than half of the teeth in an arch are missing because of its excellent stability and longevity.