Removable partial dentures are designed for the specific needs of a patient who needs to replace one or more missing teeth. The denture will help the patient’s appearance while helping them eat in a more efficient manner.
Partial Denture Types and Materials
Partial dentures are made from a combination of metal and acrylic, or sometimes just acrylic. Every patient has different anatomy, so the design of the partial denture will be custom. Also, every effort is made to fabricate a self-cleansing partial denture that can preserve the remaining oral tissues and teeth.
Our expert dentists are in charge of designing your partial dentures so that your chewing efforts are properly distributed over the entire surface of the remaining teeth. Some changes to these remaining teeth may be recommended in order to equalize your chewing forces.
Metal partials are structurally superior, so they are generally preferred. Compared to an acrylic partial, they are thinner and more hygienic. Acrylic partials tend to be transitional and temporary. Our dental team will provide you with more information and help you decide which option is the best one for your specific needs.
Advantages Of Partial Dentures
Limiting the movement of your existing natural teeth is one of the benefits of having removable partial dentures. They let you chew your food better for improved digestion.