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Are you missing a few teeth? Life can be tougher without them. In order to replace them, you might consider some dentures.

You may think, “Aren’t dentures for your whole mouth? I’m not missing all my teeth.” It is true that full dentures replace all the teeth in a person’s mouth, but for those who still have most of their teeth, they might want a partial denture. Partial dentures can be used to replace the missing few.

Partial dentures are considerably smaller than full dentures, since they need only focus on a specific area. They involve artificial teeth, which can look like your natural teeth. The teeth are attached to a base that looks like and goes over your gums.

They can be attached in a few different ways. Some use a metal frame that can be made to carefully latch onto your natural teeth. This is the common method.

Another method involves things called precision attachments. They can look a little nicer than the metal frames. Sometimes dental crowns may have to be placed the natural teeth that stand next to the empty gap, and crowns are often required for using the precision attachments.

If you find yourself in need of replacing teeth, you may consider partial dentures. Of course, many other options exist. Talk to our dentist, Dr. Kenneth Browning Prince, to learn what methods of replacing teeth will work best for you.

Come to Prince Dental Care in San Jose, California, to consult with our dentist. We are happy to help you restore your teeth in a way that works best for you. Call 408-243-5044 to schedule an appointment. We hope to hear from you soon.