When you lose one to three teeth in a row, then we recommend a dental bridge. But what if you’ve lost a large number of your teeth, or even the vast majority of them? In these cases, you may benefit from a denture. Which type of denture will best address your tooth loss?

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  • True or False: Partials address advanced tooth loss.
  • True or False: We can replace every tooth on one or both arches.
  • True or False: A prosthetic can be supported with dental implants.
  • True or False: Addressing tooth loss can improve oral health.
  • Answer Key

  • True. A partial denture contains an acrylic base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue, as well as replacement teeth, also known as pontics. We can use this option for multiple missing teeth spread out over the arch. This is a great option for smiles that have lost several teeth but don’t yet require a full prosthetic.
  • True. A full denture also contains an acrylic base, as well as a full row of lifelike teeth. The prosthetic will be held in place with natural suction, or possibly the assistance of a special adhesive. We can restore your ability to eat your favorite foods and enjoy a full, beautiful smile.
  • True. We can place multiple dental implants to secure a bridge, partial, or full denture. The implants add greater security, preventing prosthetics from slipping during meal or speech. In addition, since dental implants stimulate jawbone growth, the new prosthetic can last significantly longer than the removable alternatives.
  • True. Replacing lost teeth can prevent misalignment, TMJ disorder, bruxism, an aged appearance, and other common complications related to untreated tooth loss. If you have any questions or concern about replacing lost teeth, then please contact our office today.
  • Do You Need a Dental Prosthetic?

    Dr. Janet Goguen, DMD, can help address advanced tooth loss with a custom-made dental prosthetic. Call our office in Upton, MA, today at 508-529-4591 to schedule your next cleaning. We proudly welcome patients from all surrounding communities, including, Grafton, Hopedale, Whitinsville, and more.



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