As we get older, it’s not uncommon for us to lose some teeth. Trauma, tooth decay and gum disease are leading causes of adult tooth loss. However, a missing tooth or teeth can have a big impact not only on the appearance of your smile but also on the function of your mouth.
If you still have some remaining healthy teeth, removable partial dentures may provide the solution. Call San Marcos family dental clinic The Dental Space to schedule an appointment with Dr. McCartor, DDS, to discuss your options for replacing your missing teeth.
What are Removable Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. They provide a safe and effective means for replacing a row of missing teeth, filling in the spaces created by missing teeth, and preventing other teeth from changing position.
Partial dentures provide many benefits for patients with multiple missing teeth, including:
- Restoration of your natural-looking smile.
- Greatly improves chewing, with very few dietary restrictions.
- Prevents the sagging and other cosmetic facial issues due to missing teeth.
Partial Dentures from The Dental Space, San Marcos, TX
Dr. McCartor and the dental health associates at The Dental Space in San Marcos can help you determine if Removable Partial Dentures are the right option for replacing your missing teeth. Partial dentures provide a cost-effective alternative to dental implants. They’re comfortable to wear and specifically designed to look as natural as real teeth. Unlike dental implants, getting fitted for partial dentures usually doesn’t involve any extensive dental procedures.
Caring For Your Partial Dentures
It’s important to drop by every six months so Dr. McCartor can examine and clean your remaining teeth as well as check and evaluate the fit and function of your partial dentures.
Dentures can become damaged if dropped, so be careful when cleaning, inserting, or removing your partial dentures. Routine oral hygiene is important. Dentures become stained just like real teeth, so brushing your dentures after every meal is important. You can also soak them in a denture cleaner. When you’re not wearing your dentures, they should be stored in a denture case.
Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions
Is The Dental Space a Kids-Only Dentist?
The Dental Space sees patients from six months of age into adulthood. Even adults love to play our arcade games while they wait for their appointments!
Does The Dental Space Take Insurance?
Yes! The Dental Space accepts most PPO plans, and also takes Medicaid and CHIP. At this time we do not accept HMO plans.
What Can I Do to Keep My Teeth Healthy Between Dental Visits?
• Brush your teeth after every meal, or at least two times each day.
• Use floss at least once a day.
• Make sure your toothpaste contains fluoride to prevent cavities.
• Try to avoid tobacco and very sweet foods.
• Be sure to brush your tongue. Plaque buildup and cavities can be caused by food particles and bacteria. It can also freshen your breath!
Replace Your Missing Teeth at The Dental Space
Missing teeth can do more than just affect your smile. They can make it difficult to eat, drink, and speak. Removable partial dentures from our San Marcos office are a great way to restore the appearance and function of your missing teeth.
The Dental Space is a different kind of San Marcos, TX family dentistry clinic. We are dedicated to alleviating any apprehensions our patients have about visiting the dentist. Instead of a pile of six-month-old magazines, our waiting room is full of arcade video games with the latest movies and sporting events playing on big-screen TVs. In our state-of-the-art sterile dental suites, patients can listen to music or watch a movie on their own personal small screen TVs while undergoing their treatments.
The Dental Space is located at 1101 Thorpe Ln, Suite 101, in San Marcos, TX. We serve patients in San Marcos, TX, and other Hays County communities, including Reedville, Wimberley, Redwood, Maxwell, and Kyle. We accept most forms of dental insurance and provide patients with a wide range of payment options.
If it’s been a while since you’ve seen the dentist, contact us online or call us today at 512-667-9770 to schedule an appointment to see Dr. McCartor at The Dental Space. We always welcome new patients.