REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURES
A removable partial denture is usually made to replace one or more missing teeth.
Removable partial dentures restore the natural appearance of teeth and greatly improve the ability to chew and speak clearly.
Type and Style of Partials
A partial denture may be tooth-supported or tooth and tissue-supported. When determining which type of partial denture to use, we assess the number of remaining teeth, their position and stability.
Partial dentures are commonly made of acrylics, a metal/acrylic combination or flexible thermoplastics.
Acrylic partials are usually used as a transitional or temporary replacement of missing teeth. The more permanent option, metal/acrylic partial is more rigid and the chrome cobalt alloy or titanium are made to be light-weight and very strong.
Flexible thermoplastics are both esthetically pleasing and flexible.
As all partials are designed to be removable, they should be removed nightly and cleaned in preparation for insertion the next morning.
Ask us about teeth whitening and your options for matching your partials to your natural smile.
Why Choose Partials
A partial denture can prevent your remaining natural teeth from shifting into the space left by an adjacent tooth extraction. Partial dentures do not harm remaining natural teeth, instead they support them by helping to maintain proper occlusion, which is how your top and bottom teeth contact each other for biting.