Partial Dentures

Our teeth are often the first thing that people see when they look at us. Our smiles can brighten another’s day, reveal secrets of our personality, and even invite others into our personal space. But when parts of our teeth are fragmented, crooked, or missing, we lose our self-confidence and smile less often. Unconsciously, we signal to others that we are unfriendly and unwelcoming. It impedes our human interaction and damages our self-esteem.

No one should have to experience this. If you or anyone that you know have large gaps created by several missing teeth, you should consider getting partial dentures at Van Dyke’s General & Implant Dentistry. We provide many denture services in Gainesville, Fla., and Lake Butler, Fla., including full dentures. Schedule your appointment today.

Benefits of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures offer many benefits to people who have missing teeth. For example, they provide support to facial muscles. When natural teeth are removed from our bones, our cheeks and jaws often droop due to the lack of structural support gained from teeth. This drooping can make you look older than you actually are. Faces may also become tender and develop wrinkles at a faster rate than they would otherwise.

In addition, partial dentures have a similar — even identical — look to natural teeth. This way, you will not have to face the embarrassment of others knowing that you are missing natural teeth. You deserve for your oral hygiene care to be private. During family photos, you will be able to smile proudly because there will be no detection that you wear partial dentures.

Partial Dentures Assist with Your Everyday Functions

While it is clear that partial dentures serve cosmetology purposes, they also provide biological functions. Missing teeth often causes pain and discomfort when eating. Partial dentures, on the other hand, replace the gaps in our mouths, allowing for successful and comfortable chewing. You will be able to properly process your food. Further, you won’t have to avoid foods that you love the most.

Another benefit of partial dentures is the ability to speak clearly. Public speaking has been proven to be one of the greatest fears that people face. Missing teeth can add to such anxiety. You should invest in partial dentures because they can assist with proper communication. Words will flow easily and people will be able to understand you without the typical complications.

Partial Dentures are Easy to Clean

Just as natural teeth have to be properly cared for and cleaned, partial dentures must be maintained as well. The good news is that keeping your partial dentures sanitized is simple. It requires brushing with a soft bristle toothbrush to remove odor-causing bacteria, mouth rinses after meals, and soaks in recommended cleaners.

Since partial dentures will often become brittle and break if they become dry, at Van Dyke General & Implant Dentistry, we offer gentle solutions to keep your dentures moist when they are not being used. If you decide to gain partial dentures, all that you have to do is continue good oral hygiene care — brushing and rinsing the mouth with mouthwash. You should also keep your tongue and gums clean to prevent the outbreak and/or spread of bacteria.

Everyone deserves a beautiful smile. At Van Dyke’s General and Implant Dentistry, we have professionals who are experienced and passionate about teeth. We want you to be confident and have strong oral health. Our team is sensitive to your needs.

We proudly serve the Gainesville and Lake Butler communities with flexible hours, including Saturdays. Contact us today.

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