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Dental practice in Brentwood, CA describes the benefits of partial dentures

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Patients who visit Dr. Jamil Alkhoury of Brentwood Family Dental in Brentwood, CA with concerns regarding missing teeth are often unsure as to the type of restoration they should consider for repairing their smile. They may be overwhelmed at the options, or not exactly sure if they are looking for something temporary or permanent. When it comes to restorative treatments, many of our patients find that there are several benefits to choosing partial dentures.

What are partial dentures?

Dr. Alkhoury explains partial dentures as restorations used to replace one or several missing teeth within the dental arch. They are a removable restoration that makes it easy to care for them and to increase their longevity. Many patients also find that their dental insurance plan provides partial or full coverage for this type of restoration when compared to other options such as bridges and dental implants. This makes partial dentures an economical choice for many as well.

Partial dentures are made of a metal frame and require existing teeth to use. The partial denture slides into place into the dental arch and replaces the missing teeth with false teeth called pontics. These fill the gaps left behind by the missing teeth while restoring function and beauty.

Who is a proper candidate for partial dentures?

Any patient who has not lost all their teeth within the dental arch may be considered a candidate for partial dentures. Partial dentures are used in a variety of situations and can be used on all patients who are not in a position of needing full dentures due to complete tooth loss or extractions.
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What are the benefits of partial dentures?

  • Partial dentures are often covered by dental insurance, making them an affordable option.
  • Partial dentures can be removed, ensuring easy cleaning and the ability to make necessary adjustments for the best fit and function.
  • Partial dentures are natural-looking and can be made in a way to disguise the metal brackets for installation.
  • Partial dentures can be a long-term or temporary solution, depending on whether or not patients are considering more permanent options such as bridges or dental implants.
  • Partial dentures are made to match the existing teeth, so patients do not have to worry about their restoration standing out in a negative way.

What other options are available?

Smilling young man showing his brighter teeth Patients who are faced with tooth loss also want to learn about the other options available to determine which solution is best suited for their specific needs. Other treatments that patients consider for tooth loss include dental bridges and dental implants. These can be discussed during the initial consultation appointment as alternatives if patients want more information to make a knowledgeable decision regarding the way they enhance their smile.

Do you feel partial dentures are right for you?

Contact the team at Brentwood Family Dental today to determine if you can benefit from tooth replacement options such as partial dentures. Dr. Jamil Alkhoury and his staff work closely with Brentwood, CA area patients to ensure they have access to a variety of solutions for their smile. Contact the dental practice for an appointment by calling 925-344-5296 and visiting the office at 4411 Balfour Rd., Ste. C.

Dr. Jamil Alkhoury

Dr. Jamil Alkhoury

Dr Jamil Alkhoury believes dentists to be artists. Taking care of another person’s teeth is definitely an art in which Dr Jamil Alkhoury is an expert. Having graduated from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) with a degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, he has always focused on the well-being of his patients. Brentwood family dental headed by Dr Jamil Alkhoury offers a wide range of services. He always keeps in touch with the developments in the field, to serve his purpose to the best of his abilities.

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