If you are missing a few teeth and wear a partial denture I can empathise with your situation.
Who wants to wear all that metal and plastic in their mouth if there was another option?
Typical design of a cast metal partial denture.
Metal hooks that are visible around the teeth that it holds onto.
If this describes your situation then you should consider dental implants – mini dental implants or traditional.
My patient without her upper partial denture in. She is missing her front three teeth and the tooth behind her canine tooth.
4 mini dental implants were placed with minimal surgery (no cutting of the gum, no stitches) The temporary crown is on the mini dental implant behind the canine tooth (right side of picture).
Temporary crowns in place over the mini dental implants. My patient gets to leave without her partial denture. I will let her 'test drive' the temporary crowns for a few weeks. Any changes we want to make to the look of the crowns can then be communicated to the dental lab that will make the final mini dental implant crowns. The 'test drive' period also allows me to assess the function and phonetics (how her speach is).
X ray of the OCO Biomedical mini dental implant used to replace the missing premolar tooth.
Paresh B Patel Dental Implants Charlotte NC