I have 2 missing teeth. I need an affordable option to replace them. I have been looking at a snap on smile and a partial denture. I read about them both. What do I need to consider? Marisol
Marisol – A Snap-On Smile covers all of your teeth, and it is meant to be a temporary form of tooth replacement. Although it will conceal your missing teeth, it will also cover your other teeth. If you wear it every day, it will wear out in a year or two and need to be replaced. In addition to considering the cost of your options, consider how long each of them will last before they need to be replaced.
A partial denture can be removable or fixed. A removable partial will clip onto other teeth to keep it in place, and if the clasps are metal, it may be difficult to conceal them. But a partial denture can also be supported by dental implants, and no clasps are needed.
A dental bridge may also be an option for you. We recommend that you speak with an experienced cosmetic dentist to discuss your options and learn what you can expect from each of them. You can also consider getting a second opinion to help you make a final decision.
This post is sponsored by the San Jose dentists at Hillsdale Dental Care.