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Drs. Allan and Andrew Link of The DentaLink are available to assist new and established patients with a wide range of solutions for the smile. This includes helping individuals who are dealing with tooth loss. When a tooth is extracted or lost, it needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Treatment often includes talking to a dentist about dentures. There are two types of dentures available at The DentaLink of St. Louis, MO, including full dentures and partial dentures. Today, we will discuss the benefits of the partial denture.
Today, many people know someone who wears dentures. It could be a grandparent, parent, or even a close friend or coworker. But what is a partial denture, and how common are they? Partial dentures are different from full dentures, which replace all the teeth in the dental arch. A partial denture works a little differently. It is designed to replace one or more teeth in the smile while using the existing teeth for support. The partial denture includes a metal, or flexible, framework and acrylic teeth to recreate the smile, restoring function and appearance. Without a partial denture in place, patients may notice the rest of their teeth shifting within the arch, causing gaps or misalignment that requires later treatment to resolve. Instead, patients who experience tooth loss or extraction can have a partial denture placed as soon as possible to keep this from happening and maintain their natural smile alignment. The denture also helps in restoring chewing, biting, and speaking efficiency.
Below are a few facts from the DentaLink team regarding partial dentures:
Drs. Allan and Andrew Link manage two office locations in the areas of Ballwin and St. Louis, MO and accept new patients. Call the St. Louis, MO office, located at 2552 Lemay Ferry Road, at (636) 496 8584 to request a consultation visit. Our facility is open to patients of all ages, and our father and son team is here for you and your family. Many patients can avoid referrals to specialists as many unique treatments are completed in-house with our dedicated professionals.
At the DentalLink, you will be taken care of under the expert guidance of Dr. Allan Link and Dr. Andrew “Drew” Link. A dynamic duo who seek to provide the people of their community with sustainable health remedies and care.
Bringing with him 35 plus years of providing oral care, Dr. Allan Link is a proud alumnus of Duke University and the Washington University School of Dental Medicine.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Andrew Link studied at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and has been recognized by medical associations such as the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.