Replacing a single tooth with a restorative partial denture is one of the most common ways to deal with tooth loss. It is also a cost-effective solution compared to other alternatives such as dental bridges or dental implants. At Dentistry on Parkdale, Dr. Karen Ho and her team of professionals in Hamilton, Ontario, often encourage patients to consider using partial dentures to replace a single tooth or several teeth in the smile. Artificial teeth are an economical and reliable option for improving the function and appearance of the smile following tooth loss or extraction.
Dr. Karen Ho describes the partial denture as a removable appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth. The denture is made up of an acrylic base that is gum-colored and fits over the existing gums. The base of the partial denture contains replacement teeth, which are usually made of porcelain or plastic. In some cases, metal clasps are used to hold the partial denture in place.
There are many advantages associated with using partial dentures to replace missing teeth:
Getting partial dentures usually takes a few weeks from start to finish. During the initial consultation, Dr. Karen Ho will examine the mouth, take X-rays, and determine if partial dentures are the best treatment option. If so, impressions of the teeth and gums will be made to create a custom-made appliance. The patient will then return for a fitting appointment, during which they will receive their new partial denture.
If you have a partial denture, it you must take care of it properly, so it lasts as long as possible. Here are just a few recommendations for taking care of your new restoration:
By following these tips, you can extend the life of your partial denture and keep it looking its best.
If you consider getting partial dentures to replace one or more missing teeth, contact Dentistry on Parkdale today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Karen Ho. Her facility is located at 21 Parkdale Avenue South in Hamilton, Ontario, and an appointment can be made by calling 905-547-4940.
Dr. Karen Ho is a trusted dentist serving patients of all ages in Hamilton, Ontario. Having studied at prestigious institutes such as McMaster University and University of Toronto and trained at Hartford Hospital (General Practice Residency), she opened her private practice in 2003.
Dr. Ho is committed to lifelong learning as she believes that she can serve her community better by constantly updating herself. She is affiliated with many professional organisations like the Academy of General Dentistry, Institute for Clinical Practice of Pediatric Dentistry, The Dawson Academy Study Club, Niagara Peninsula Dental Diagnostic Study Club, Hamilton Chapter of the Seattle Study Club (Founding Member), and Boston and Tufts Universities.