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I’m Missing Multiple Teeth. What Are My Options?

April 19, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drboyles @ 6:28 pm

Smiling senior couple.Embarrassment and discomfort are just a few of the things you might feel when you are missing multiple teeth. Losing even one of your teeth can be devastating, and it’s even harder to function as you start to lose more. The good news is that modern dentistry offers excellent solutions for patients who are missing multiple teeth, and dentures in Odessa may be exactly what you’re looking for. Here’s what you need to know about the available options so you can make the right decision for your needs.

What is a Full Denture?

When you are missing multiple teeth, or you have a large number of teeth that are failing, it may be time to replace all of your teeth. This is exactly what a denture is designed to do. It utilizes an appliance, typically made od acrylic, that is designed to restore an entire arch of teeth.

Today’s dentures are designed taking into consideration your skin tone and facial structure so they look very natural and provide a better fit.

What is a Partial Denture?

A partial denture replaces multiple missing teeth, while still allowing you to retain your healthy remaining teeth. Similar to a puzzle piece, a partial fills the open spaces in your smile with prosthetic teeth attached to an appliance that fits much like a retainer. Partials typically utilize metal clasps to stay in place, but they can easily be removed for cleaning at night.

Partials are designed to match your existing teeth so they naturally complement your smile.

Implant Supported Dentures

For patients looking for excellent fit and longevity from their appliance, dental implants are an excellent solution. A few implants can be strategically placed to support a denture or a partial. Implants are integrated into your jawbone, so they provide a secure and stable fit, which means no possibility of your denture moving or slipping when you talk or eat.

Implants also help to keep your jawbone healthy because they protect against the deterioration that occurs from the pressure of a traditional denture. This ensures that you have better longevity with your denture as implants can potentially last for a lifetime.

Would you like to learn more about your options for replacing multiple missing teeth? Contact your dentist today and schedule a consultation.

About Boyles General Dentistry

Dr. Franklin Boyles has been taking care of patients in Odessa, TX for over 40 years. One of his specialties is dentures and partials that he handcrafts for patients in his own in-house laboratory. This ensures that his patients receive the highest quality appliance with the best fit possible.

Dr. Boyles is proud to pass on his knowledge and expertise to his son Dr. Stephen Boyles who has joined his practice.

If you would like to contact Boyles General Dentistry, we can be reached online through our website or by calling 432-366-0896.

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