Children's Sports and Dental Injuries

Children's Sports and Dental Injuries

The Various Advantages of Replacing Missing Front Teeth With Removable Partial Dentures

by Lillian Dixon

While all natural teeth are important, the significance of front teeth cannot go unnoticed because they are usually conspicuously seen. Missing one or a few front teeth can be psychologically tormenting. It can make you feel too self-conscious when interacting with other people, as you'll keep imagining that they are staring at the unsightly gaps left behind by the missing teeth. There are a number of different treatment options that a dentist can offer to treat a missing front tooth or teeth. One of them is removable partial dentures. As a potential candidate for these dentures, you may be interested in knowing the perks that come with opting with this kind of restoration.

Read on below to learn about the advantages of treating a missing front tooth with removable partial dentures:

They can be made to look natural. 

These days, most removable partial dentures are made of acrylic resin, which looks almost like natural teeth. With acrylic partial dentures, your replacement front teeth will be the perfect match for your lost natural teeth.

They are relatively cheaper. 

The cost of treatment is one of the major factors that affects dental patients' choice of treatment. Compared to other tooth replacement treatments like tooth-supported fixed bridges, removable partial dentures are generally less expensive. These dentures come in handy in situations when the patient finds other front teeth replacements to be too expensive. 

They are less invasive.

As removable partial dentures are only attached to adjacent teeth without the need to cut into the gums and gum tissue, they are less invasive and generally require no healing time. Denture wearers simply need to get used to life with the appliances. They may initially experience some soreness and discomfort in the mouth, but this will end with time.

They are easy to keep clean.

Compared to other front teeth replacements, removable partial dentures can be removed from the mouth to ensure effective cleaning. Dentists usually advise patients on how long they should put on their dentures and when they should remove the appliances. Removable partial dentures should be cleaned as per the dentist's instructions.

They can help correct speech difficulties. 

Some speech problems are part of the natural process of growing up. These problems usually correct themselves naturally with time. Others extend into adult life. Not having one or a few front teeth can make pronouncing certain words difficult even in adult age. Thanks to removable partial dentures, adults with speech difficulties may get a chance to speak properly.

Maintaining proper oral hygiene is critical to ensuring effective treatment with removable partial dentures, so be sure to follow your dentist's advice if you decide to opt for this type of treatment.


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Children's Sports and Dental Injuries

As a mum, I know how essential sport can be to children's development. Through team sports like soccer, kids learn persistence, sportsmanship and the value of supporting their team members. However, all that learning carries some risk as well, and a stray elbow or a ball to the face can result in oral injuries. I have been the mum rushing to the emergency room with a precious permanent tooth sitting in a cup of milk. Admittedly, at the time, I wasn't even sure if the cup of milk was the right solution. As a parent, you will face those situations, and I'm here to make sure you know what to do when they pop up. With this blog, let's explore children's dentistry and sports injuries together... I want you to have the info you need to stay cool, calm and collected, regardless of how many teeth are on the pitch.