As we age, the risk of tooth loss increases. In fact, a study by the American Association or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons shows that by age 74 over 26% of American adults are missing all of their teeth. To restore smiles suffering from tooth loss and to prevent patients from losing all of their teeth, partial dentures may be recommended. In today’s blog, your Park Ridge dentists, Dr. Maria Loukas and Dr. Thanasi Loukas, explain the benefits of partial dentures.
Frequently Asked Questions About Partial Dentures
Question: What are the negative affects of tooth loss?
Answer: When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth often drift towards the empty sockets, causing unsightly misalignment. Crooked or crowded teeth provide ample hiding spots for bacteria and stray food particles, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Question: How do partial dentures work?
Answer: Partials are a set of replacement teeth that feature metal clasps on each end. The clasps will attach to the natural teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. The clasps anchor the restoration into place, allowing patients to eat and speak normally.
Question: Will my partials be natural looking?
Answer: Yes. Using resin or metal acrylic, your Park Ridge IL cosmetic dentists can create lifelike and durable restorations.
Question: What happens if my partials become damaged?
Answer: Over time, you may damage your restorations. In other cases, they may simply require adjustment. Either way, Dr. Maria Loukas or Dr. Thanasi Loukas can adjust, repair, or replace your partial dentures. If necessary, they may even secure your partials with innovative dental implants.
Schedule a Visit with Your Park Ridge IL Cosmetic Dentists
For patients with multiple missing teeth, partial dentures provide quality smile restoration. To learn more, talk to your Park Ridge IL cosmetic dentists today. Dr. Maria or Thanasi Loukas will help improve the health and beauty of your smile. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Maria and Dr. Thanasi Loukas by calling your 60068 dentists’ office at (847) 696-1919. We proudly serve patients from Park Ridge and the surrounding Chicago communities.