At Culver City Dentist when you only have a few missing teeth scattered around your mouth, we offer partial dentures to restore the area which has missing teeth. They are also used for patients with very weak teeth or compromised bone support. They are actually dentures, but cover only the missing teeth. Unlike the complete dentures, there is no need to remove the rest of the teeth. These partials just cover the missing teeth between the remaining ones. They usually have a cast metal framework to keep them in mouth. They come in different varieties; plastic or porcelain with metal or flexible framework and some even have gum colored frameworks.
When a tooth is missing, cosmetic concerns are not the only problem. The teeth around the missing one will change by time and might cause the whole structure of the jaw bones to change. Therefore partial dentures or bridges should be used to replace the missing tooth.
At Culver City Dentist partials are usually made of porcelain and look just like natural teeth. As porcelain has different shades, they can be mixed to match the color of the teeth around them. That makes them more desirable for patients as they look just like their natural teeth and are practically indistinguishable.
As your mouth structure and jaw bones change over the time, you need to get your partials fixed regularly and have new ones made for you every couple of years to make sure their fit is right and they are not doing any harm to the structure of your mouth.
Your tongue and muscles will get used to keeping the dentures in the mouth, and any problem with their fit and adjustment will be observed sooner. If you want to take them out, they should be left in water with a tablet to dissolve the plaque gathered around them and keep them clean. Also, you need to clean them regularly to avoid gum irritation. Remember to wash them after every meal.
If you have missing teeth for any reason, expert general dentists and cosmetic dentists at Culver City Dentist can help you to restore your chewing function to be able to eat and enjoy your food for the rest of your life. For once and all you could enjoy your life again by having complete set of teeth. At our Culver City Dentist office giving you natural looking and functioning teeth is an everyday treatments.