Pediatric Partials an Introduction to Partial Dentures for Kids
Even at a young age, children are prone to premature tooth loss. Whether it’s due to injury, tooth decay, or gum disease, tooth loss is a reality in children, and some parents don’t know how to approach the subject of tooth replacement at this age. If your child has lost their teeth prematurely, at Hoover Dental Center in Los Angeles, California, we offer pediatric partials to ensure your child doesn’t suffer the damaging effects of tooth loss.
What are pediatric partials?
Also known as pedi-partials, pediatric partials are tooth replacement options meant to fill gaps where teeth are missing. Typically, partial dentures are popular with adults, but pedi-partials are increasingly becoming popular with children.
Partial dentures for children can either be fixed or removable. Fixed partials are bonded to the existing teeth for stability. While removable partials work, we recommend them to older children responsible enough not to lose them. Your pediatric dentist will advise on the best type for your child.
How it works
Installing pedi-partials isn’t any different from adult partials. The procedure begins with a consultation with Dr. Hee Jee Yoon. After evaluating your kid’s oral structures, we take their bite impressions and create models used to fabricate well-fitting partials. Creating pedi-partials isn’t a time-consuming process. Sometimes, the process can take just a day, accommodating school-going children.
What about maintenance? Always brush the partials at least twice daily using a soft-bristled denture brush and cleaning solution. Optimal oral care must be observed for the teeth and gums holding up the dentures. Moreover, avoid dropping the dentures to prevent breakage and chips. Lastly, schedule routine check-ups with your dentist to inspect the condition of the partials.
Benefits of pediatric dentures
While not all children need partials, those who have lost their teeth way before permanent ones develop can significantly benefit from partials. The pros of pedi-partials include:
- Restore your child’s confidence
- Prevent nearby teeth from shifting
- Restore your kid’s oral functionality
- Reinstate your child’s speech ability
While partial dentures for kids are affordable, they offer numerous benefits you can’t put a price on. If your dentist has recommended pediatric partials, they are worth every penny you pay. From functional to emotional benefits, pedi-partials are a worthwhile investment towards your child’s dental care.
Affordable partial dentures for children in Los Angeles, CaliforniaWant to overcome your child’s premature tooth loss? Please consider quality pediatric dentures from Hoover Dental Center. Call us today at (213) 725-2898 to schedule an appointment.