Pediatric Partial Dentures
We normally associate dentures with the elderly, but at Allen Pediatric Dentistry, we offer pediatric partial dentures for children. If your child has lost their front baby teeth prematurely, then our dentists can replace them with this restoration to ensure that your child’s smile develops correctly. Call Dr. Hunter and Dr. Coe if your child needs to receive a pediatric partial denture in Allen, Texas.
Your child’s primary teeth (baby teeth) are meant to fall out and allow the permanent teeth to come in. However, if injury, decay, or disease has caused premature tooth loss, then your child may feel self-conscious and experience difficulty chewing and speaking. This early tooth loss also results in shifting teeth that can affect your child’s bite and may result in the permanent teeth coming in crookedly (because the primary teeth act as placeholders for the permanent ones). In order to prevent this from happening, our dentists provide pediatric partial dentures to restore a child’s missing front teeth.
After taking measurements and impressions of your child’s teeth and waiting for the restoration creation, we will be able to cement the partial in place until your child’s permanent teeth are ready to erupt. Your child may feel some pressure from this restoration when it is first placed, but they will get used to that in time. Make sure your child cleans the pediatric partial regularly, does not tug at it, and avoids eating sticky and chewy candies. Please call our office if you have any questions about pediatric partial dentures.