Missing teeth can lead to any number of oral health problems if they are not replaced. Your remaining teeth may shift to fill in the gaps in your smile, creating alignment issues for your remaining teeth, changing your bite, increasing the day-to-day wear and tear on your teeth and contributing to TMJ (jaw joint) problems. Missing teeth also jeopardize the health of your remaining teeth and gums.
If you are missing teeth, partial dentures could be the solution for your smile. Partial dentures are a type of removable oral appliance used to replace your missing teeth. Our dentist may recommend partial dentures if you are missing some teeth but have healthy natural teeth remaining in your mouth.
Partial dentures are custom-made to match your natural teeth and give you a confident and beautiful smile. They consist of prosthetic teeth set into a plastic base, usually colored to blend in with your gums. Your partial dentures will also include a thin framework or clasps which attach to your natural teeth to give your denture a secure fit. Benefits of partial dentures include:
- The ability to chew properly
- Improved speech
- Protection and support for your bite and jaw joints
- Prevention of facial sagging
- Supporting your lips and cheeks
- Restoring your beautiful smile
We invite you to contact our office today at 206-362-3833 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Robert Tracy and find out if partial dentures in Seattle, Washington, are right for you.