There are many options for the replacement of missing teeth. These include dental implants, fixed bridges, and dentures.
Some patients prefer partial dentures, particularly as a transitional option to replace a tooth or teeth, and are commonly used as a permanent solution, and there are more options that traditional chrome-cobalt and acrylic partials.
Cosmetic dentures have been in use for six decades with successful results, are in high demand for patients who prefer a permanent aesthetic partial. The aesthetics and comfort are far superior to metal frameworks, and satisfy expectations without high cost and lengthy procedures. The strong and flexible nature of these cosmetic dentures is ideal for a variety of conditions using simple designs and are non invasive. The blend in with the surround tissues, and can be delicate and stable without added bulk or reinforcements for a lightweight, sturdy appliance. These are inclined to feel more natural in the mouth, and because they are light and thin, and offer greater confidence when eating, smiling and appearing in public. Patients with generally healthy mouths can expect many years of use from these types of partials. with most cases being worn for five to ten years without modification. Regular preventive maintenance and checks by the dentist and dental hygienist are crucial their long term success, as more plaque is inclined to be trapped around them. They are also in need of being taken out at night time, and being rinsed each time you eat.
The gold standard for replacing a missing tooth or teeth are dental implants, however dentures can be cost effective, for interim use, and less complex to make.