When you have lost one or more of your front teeth, the teeth on either side of this newly created gap will begin to shift inside your mouth to fill in that gap. This happens gradually, but it is a serious concern when you have missing teeth. Your bite can be affected, and as more teeth shift, it becomes a more significant issue. You may even face jaw pain or uneven wear on your remaining teeth due to having an improper bite. Even if you are missing just a single tooth, a quality partial denture offered by Dr. David Cannon and the team at Cannon Dental Dentistry in Salt Lake City, Utah, could help prevent these issues.
Why Patients are Choosing Partial Dentures
A partial denture is just one of several options offered by your dentist for replacing a missing tooth. Other options include dental bridges or dental implants, but here are some reasons why some patients prefer partial dentures.
Less Invasive: In recent years, dental implants have become a very popular option for tooth replacement. Dental implants offer many benefits that other tooth replacement options cannot match. However, the dental implant procedure is surgically invasive and will require oral surgery. You will not have to undergo surgery if you elect for a partial denture. You will need to be measured for the appliance so that it can be sent to a lab for creation. Once your dentist receives your denture, they will make sure it fits properly, and you will be on your way.
Less Expensive: While the exact cost of a partial denture can vary, they tend to be one of the less expensive options made available to patients to replace missing teeth. A large part of this is because no surgery is required, which adds to a high cost (such as with dental implants).
Minimal Dietary Restriction: While you will need to exercise a sensical amount of caution when wearing your partial denture, you should be allowed to enjoy most of your favorite foods. Talk to your dentist about any restrictions they may recommend you follow.
If you are interested in replacing missing teeth in your smile, you should consider a partial denture from Dr. David Cannon. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Cannon by calling Cannon Dental Dentistry at (801) 406-9985.