Posts for tag: dentures

By Robert J. LaRocque, DDS, MAGD
February 17, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

DenturesThis tooth loss solution now offers even better, subtler features than ever before.

If you’ve been doing research into tooth replacement treatments then you’ve definitely read about dentures. Dentures are one of the least expensive ways to replace one, several or all of your teeth. In fact, it’s been reported that about 20 million Americans wear dentures.

While other treatment options like dental implants can offer some pretty aesthetically appealing benefits their treatments are often time-consuming and more expensive. However, that’s why your Nashua dentist is happy to offer claspless partial dentures, so those with partial tooth loss can replace their teeth more subtly.

About Claspless Partial Dentures

Just like traditional dentures, these special partial dentures offer a way to replace missing teeth more discreetly. While they have the same metal foundation and artificial teeth and gums that traditional dentures do they do not have the metal clasps. These metal clasps typically are attached to natural neighboring teeth to hold the dentures in place; however, metal clasps can make dentures look unappealing. Claspless dentures, on the other hand, are more aesthetically pleasing because no metal is visible.

You may be wondering, “How do claspless dentures stay in place?” Instead the dentures have attachments that are fitted onto nearby teeth that are often capped with a dental crown. Unlike with metal clasps, these attachments are able to blend in with your natural teeth.

Are claspless partial dentures right for me?

If you are looking for a way to replace your missing tooth or teeth but you are wary of opting for traditional dentures because of their unsightly metal clasps, then now you can turn to claspless partial dentures. If you are a candidate for traditional partials then you may also be a great candidate for claspless ones. To find out if claspless partial dentures could improve your smile, it’s time to schedule a consultation with Robert J. LaRocque, DDS, MAGD today!