How Partial Dentures Address Tooth Loss

Removable partial denture (RPD.) on blue background.As time goes by and technology continues to advance, the processes of receiving extensive dental treatment has been made less grueling with the aid of sedation dentistry. What’s more, procedures such as extractions, root canals, and implant placement can be completed in record time with minimal invasion. This is a major benefit, especially as the threat of decay and infection continue to wreak havoc on so many smiles every year. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX dentist discusses the way in which decay claims a smile, and how partial dentures may be the solution.

The Need for Proper Function

While most individuals see appearance as one of the biggest aspects impacted by tooth loss, in reality, your function takes a bigger hit. For instance, every tooth contains a root and a crown that interact with your jaw bone in a symbiotic relationship. This connection helps us accomplish everyday tasks such as speaking and eating.

Beneath the surface, your root is securely connected to your jaw bone, allowing your crown to properly absorb the pressure of your bite. When you are missing even a single structure, your bite becomes uneven, as other teeth must account for the gap in your grin. In some cases, several different teeth can be gone, and thus your function is even more impacted.

When Multiple Structures Need Help

The process of tooth loss is not as straight-forward as many individuals believe it to be. In fact, most will not experience loss of all structures at once, as it is actually a process. You see, decay begins by targeting one or more specific teeth, causing their compromission and demise. In some cases, extraction is needed to prevent the infection from spreading to surrounding oral structures. In other cases, decay may have already set in.

Because of all of this, it is likely that your smile will become riddled with gaps as multiple groups of teeth become affected. This now begs the question, ‘do I need my healthy structures extracted to make room for a denture?’ Fortunately, the answer is no.

A Comfortable Solution

A partial denture or bridge may be constructed to help complete your smile without the need to extract the remaining healthy teeth, especially if there are several of them. During this process, your dentist will take high-quality renders of your mouth in order to create an ideal restoration that will fit comfortably.

What’s more, the partial denture will consist of a sort of frame that several crown restorations are a part of so that once placed over your remaining teeth, the restorations will occupy the gaps, thus completing your smile.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

For more information about this process or to schedule an appointment with our team, contact The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600 today.