What to expect:
Partial dentures are a good option, but they are not necessarily the best option. They often put additional pressure on supporting teeth and ultimately weaken these. Because of this partial dentures will ultimately lead to a full denture. There are better options, like dental implants. Dental implants allow you to replace missing teeth without putting stress on the neighboring teeth. Essentially dental implants can take a single tooth problem and give it a single tooth solution. Implants last a lifetime and are very esthetic. Implants may cost more initially, but over the long run they are a more cost effective solution.