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Partials are a type of denture used when the patient still has some of their natural teeth remaining, but not enough teeth remaining to use a bridge. This type of denture is removable, has prosthetic gums to blend in with the patient’s mouth, and stays in place by attaching to the patient’s existing teeth through a hook or clasp. Fort Myers partials can be made from either cast metal, acrylic, or flexible materials, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.

There are some advantages and disadvantages to consider when thinking about this type of tooth restoration. Fort Myers partials are appealing because they are often less expensive than implants or bridges and they are also extremely easy to clean because the patient can remove them and reattach them easily without assistance. Many patients will also find partial dentures attractive because of the flexibility they provide – depending on the materials used, additional teeth can be added to the partial at any time when it becomes necessary. Not only does a partial serve to fill the current gaps, but it also prevents the existing teeth around the gaps from moving, preventing any future facial distortion.

On the other hand, some patients may find partials to be a hassle, as they must be removed and cleaned every night. If not cared for properly, partials can cause decay and gum disease around the existing teeth, and pressure of the partial against the existing teeth can be uncomfortable. Most tooth restoration treatments will take some getting used to, and it’s important to remember that Dr. Lefort is here to work with you, to discuss your needs and concerns, and to find the treatment that is best for your individual needs.

When looking for Fort Myers partials, consider Dr. Raymond Lefort, Southwest Florida’s leading dentist.