When individuals are faced with permanent loss of teeth, most are in search of a cost-effective, yet natural looking solution. There are many factors that can impact the final cost of different tooth replacement options. Partial dentures and porcelain bridges are common options for restoring beauty, health, and functionality to the smile. If you are in the Marrero, LA area, local dentist Dr. Do has experience offering effective tooth replacement options.
Diem Do, D.D.S. – Tooth Replacement
What are partial dentures?
Simply put, partial dentures are a removable dental appliance made to look and work like natural teeth. They are designed to attach to your existing teeth with either a clasp or a precision attachment, depending on the nature of your restoration. Unlike complete dentures, they aim to preserve your existing teeth while stabilizing your bite pressure and allow you to speak clearly and smile with confidence.
Partial dentures are the least invasive option for tooth replacement
Some people have a lot of anxiety over dental procedures, but partial dentures don’t require nearly as much time in the chair to create as other options, and they are easy to adjust to. Dr. Do will examine your mouth and prepare your teeth for fitting. Next, he will create a mold of your mouth and send it to a lab to create your partial dentures. Once your dentures are ready, you may need to come in for a few follow up visits to make adjustments for the most comfortable fit.
What are porcelain bridges?
Porcelain bridges are an alternative to partial dentures. The custom-made restorations are designed to fit comfortably and blend in beautifully with your natural teeth for a solution that is functional and attractive.
Dental bridges consist of porcelain artificial teeth that are connected to adjacent teeth covered with porcelain crowns. The bridges are cemented into place so that you can feel confident eating, speaking, and smiling.
Choosing between partial dentures or porcelain bridges
Deciding which type of tooth replacement is right for you depends on several things such as your goals, budget, and oral health. Our team will work with you to find a solution that checks off all your boxes.
Don’t suffer with tooth loss, it can have a tremendously negative impact on your oral health and self-esteem. If you are in the Marrero, LA area, call Smile In Style, Diem Do DDS today at (504) 340-9400 to schedule a tooth replacement consultation.