Dentist in Greenwood, SC area educates patients on how a partial denture functions
Dr. Christopher T. Griffin is a dentist in the Greenwood, SC area. His practice offers solutions for general and cosmetic restorations. Some patients are suitable candidates for partial dentures when it comes to replacing missing teeth within the smile.
A denture is used to repair the smile when tooth loss occurs. There are two types of dentures offered – partial dentures and full dentures. Full dentures are used when patients need to replace all the teeth within the dental arch, while those who are missing just a few will benefit from partial dentures. Partial dentures are common and many patients use them when faced with tooth loss.
Partial dentures are made with a metal framework and acrylic. They are fabricated in a way that allows them to snap into place within the dental arch to place false teeth in the gaps. Partial dentures are desirable for many reasons. They are affordable, easy to take care of, and can be adjusted easily whenever necessary. Patients also find them to be just as attractive as alternative solutions such as bridges and dental implants, and Dr. Christopher T. Griffin encourages patients to see if they are a great fit for their lifestyle.
Partial dentures require impressions of the dental arch from which the restorations are fabricated. These impressions are made to fabricate a denture that fits properly over the existing teeth. The metal framework must be made just right for precise fit and function, and optimum comfort. When the denture arrives from the dental laboratory, patients come into the dental office to try them. Any adjustments necessary will be made at the time of the appointment so patients will be able to enjoy their new smile!
Our practice offers alternative solutions, so speaking with a dentist about the ways in which the smile can be repaired and which options are best is the most ideal way to go about making a knowledgeable decision. Dr. Christopher T. Griffin is here to assist patients in and around the area of Greenwood, SC with tooth replacement options in his practice.