Have you lost a few teeth but you are not quite sure what to do? Do you spend your days trying to cover the open space in your smile with your hand or have you changed the way you smile, hoping that you can effectively cover your teeth with your lips? This is no way to live. Beyond the way you feel about your looks, dealing with tooth loss can also make day-to-day experiences a struggle. Even trying to eat a meal can become tiresome and frustrating. When it comes to completing your smile after partial or severe tooth loss, we encourage you to learn more about partial dentures. They can quickly restore your daily function and your confidence in your appearance. Test your knowledge with the following quiz to learn more:
Partial Dentures Quiz: True or False?
- True or False: A partial denture is a series of crowns and pontics – all artificial teeth – that will replace up to three in teeth in a row.
- True or False: A partial is fixed, meaning we will cement it in place.
- True or False: There are things you can do to enjoy added stability for your partial.
Partial Quiz Answer Key
- False. The prosthetic that replaces up to three teeth in a row is a bridge. A partial is just what it sounds like – a portion of a denture – that replaces missing teeth in nearly any configuration. If you are missing all of your teeth, however, you will need a full denture. A partial is composed of open spaces for remaining teeth, artificial teeth to fill spaces, and metal clasps that fit over remaining teeth.
- False. It is removable, so you can take it in and of your mouth at will. A partial denture makes a wonderful solution for many people because you can choose to use it either short- or long-term.
- True. If you need improved stability, you may purchase dental adhesives made for partial dentures. Or, you may speak with us about implant-supported partial dentures. If you qualify, we can place strategically located implants into your mouth over which the partial will fit.
ABOUT YOUR FT. WORTH, TX DENTIST:
Dr. Bob Jing has served patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.