Tooth decay can ravage teeth so severely that they need extracting to prevent infection and putting your overall health at risk. Whenever dentists remove teeth, they should replace them as soon as they can. However, what replacements do they choose? For people who want teeth replacements immediately, partials and full dentures from Platte Valley Dental Clinic are their answer.
When teeth get to the point that they need extracting, more than one tooth needs treatment. Sometimes some teeth are salvageable, but others may need removing also. If several teeth need extracting, our dentist in Kearney, NE can remove them in one procedure and replace them with a partial or complete set of dentures.
Dr. Eric Ahrens will examine your teeth to decide the ones that can save and those that can’t. After this determination, they will be able to recommend a partial to suit your needs. The options are:
Cast metal partials place fake teeth or pontics anywhere in your mouth that you need them if it’s on the same jaw. For example, if you have a missing tooth in the front of your mouth and need a molar extracted and replaced on the other side, our dentist near you can order a partial customized for you.
An acrylic flipper is customizable as well, but it consists of a lighter, less expensive material. For those allergic to acrylic, our dentist can order a flexible partial. It consists of a heat-sensitive, thin plastic that conforms to your mouth. However, some dentists consider them only for temporary usage, and they are more expensive than flippers.
Since bridges replace teeth, they are also considered partial dentures. While several bridge options are available, the fixed and implant-supported bridges are amongst partials and full dentures in Kearney, NE.
If you want to replace your teeth so that your smile is whole again and you can eat your favorite foods, call Dr. Eric Ahrens at Platte Valley Dental Clinic to get your teeth examined so that our dentist can determine if partials or full dentures near you fit your needs.