As we are all aware, the key to a beautiful smile is healthy teeth. Not only can it be aesthetically bothersome to have missing teeth, it is also detrimental to one’s oral health. Therefore, taking the step to replace missing teeth is an important and wise decision. When one loses teeth, the empty spaces as well as the remaining teeth are at risk because those still present may change their position by slowly drifting to the surrounding empty space. Once this happens, oral tissue can become damaged by the presence of the drifted teeth. Furthermore, the remaining teeth can become crooked, making it more difficult to properly clean them. This could lead to problems such as tooth decay and diseases related to the gum (periodontal). Unfortunately, these issues can then lead to the loss of yet more teeth.
Obtaining removable partial dentures will allow for the filling of empty spaces, leaving you with a beautiful smile. And of course, you may once again chew food properly. In the case of some individuals and depending on the number of teeth missing and their position, proper speech can also be impaired to a certain degree and there may be lack of proper support of facial tissue. The presence of dentures may also improve speech ability and provide this lacking support, thus recovering the normal position of cheeks and lips.
Removable partial dentures normally consist of prosthetic teeth attached to a pink/gum-colour base. They can be attached to your own teeth by the snapping on of metal clasps associated with them.