Your Houston implant dentist can recommend a variety of solutions for missing tooth or teeth, particularly dental implant and fixed bridge. Dental implant and fixed bridge are sought-after procedures for the main reasons that they can provide utmost comfort and natural appearance. However, there can be instances that patients have to take partial dentures as a last resort.
The removable Partial denture’s main difference is that it is removable. It is the typical removable dental appliance – it’s sometimes kept in a glass or hidden in a drawer. Surely, just thinking about wearing it can already cause embarrassment to some people. But, unfortunately, this is just one of the many inconveniences of partial dentures.
The fact that it is removable means that it can be difficult to maintain; you have to take it out to clean. It is also easy to lose, especially if the wearer is forgetful. Food particles can easily get stuck under it and if the denture is not properly fitted, it can even move around. Lastly, it may take a long period to completely adjust to wearing partial dentures. In fact, some people were not able to adjust at all. Hence, your dentist will hesitate recommending this to you unless budget is an issue.
Partial denture becomes an option when too many teeth need replacement and you need the most affordable solution. Aside from financial concern, it can be considered when dental implant or fixed bridge is not possible. Losing the needed anchoring teeth eliminates the possibility of using a fixed bridge and if dental implant does not qualify as a choice for teeth anchoring, the patient’s only viable option left is partial dentures.