Providing Better Smiles to Calgary & nearby areas of Alberta
If you have lost one tooth, the obvious answer is to receive a dental implant to replace that tooth and keep your mouth healthy and smile beautiful. But if you are missing more than one consecutive tooth, you may feel that a partial denture is the only viable option. It may surprise you to know that dental implants are just as effective replacing several lost teeth as they are replacing just one missing tooth.
At Southcentre Dental Clinic, Calgary dentist Dr. Jennifer Silver, offers different impland dentistry options, but the best option for you is the one that will help you remain happy with your smile and prevent tooth loss from having a negative impact on your appearance and lifestyle.
Problems with Partials
Partials are removable prosthetic teeth, just like dentures, that are connected to one another and fit between your remaining teeth. This creates several aesthetic and functional problems, the first of which being that partials are made up of several false teeth fused together, which does not look natural. Your teeth are individually supported, not connected to one another, so false teeth that are fused together could appear fake regardless of how well they are crafted.
Also, because traditional partials are removable, you must be careful regarding what types of food you eat. A sticky food can become lodged between the partial and your gums, making the partial very uncomfortable until you have a chance to take it out and clean it. Kind of embarrassing when you are out at that fancy restaurant or family get together.
Real World Solution for Tooth Loss
If it were easy to change your lifestyle, or if restaurants catered specifically to individuals with dentures, a partial might be a good option. But you live in a world where your lifestyle and goals already exist before you ever lose a tooth. So our Calgary dentist works with individuals like you to maintain your lifestyle and forget that you ever even lost teeth.
You even care for dental implants the same way you care for your natural teeth. If individual dental implants are not a good solution for you, you can at least retain your tooth functionality by having a partially permanently fixed in your mouth with dental implant posts.
To find out more about how you can enjoy the benefits of a full, healthy smile even after tooth loss, please contact Calgary dentist Dr. Jennifer Silver at Southcentre Dental Clinic, welcoming all patients from all areas of Alberta.