Mind the gap
Missing teeth leave a gap. Depending on where the gap is located it can affect more than just your smile. “A gap can put a greater strain on the teeth sitting on either side when you bite and chew,” says Christine Reekie, DD, of the Riverview Denture Clinic in Parry Sound. “Along with your bite being affected, food can get caught and packed in the gap leading to both decay and gum disease.” Getting partial dentures can help prevent your natural teeth from shifting into the space by providing support and filling in the gap.
You’ve got a lot to smile about
A missing tooth or two may not seem like a big deal but it can have a dramatic effect on your everyday life. When teeth are missing, you may not only avoid smiling, which can affect your mood and how people perceive you, but you may also avoid social or business situations that involve a lot of face-to-face interaction. Embarrassment over missing teeth can affect your social life and your career.
Keep it natural
A professional Denturist will fabricate your partial dentures to look and feel like the teeth that were originally there. “Replacement teeth are made to match the colour of your natural teeth as closely as possible,” says Christine. If your natural teeth are yellowing a bit, your Denturist may recommend using a natural tooth whitening product like the Chic-Flic Whitening Pen so that your new smile will be bright and youthful.
If you would like to discuss partial dentures with a professional Denturist, contact Riverview Denture Clinic in Parry Sound at 705-746-4290 or you can visit them online at www.riverviewdentureclinic.com.