If you have remaining natural teeth a removable partial denture prostheses or “partials” might be an option for you. A partial denture replaces one or more missing natural teeth. Each partial is fabricated to each client’s specific needs. Partial dentures can be taken out yourself for cleaning and at night to let your gums rest.
Partials can be constructed with a plastic base or a metal framework. Varied components are used to keep the partial in place in the mouth by using clasps and rests that are precisely placed around your natural teeth. Plastic base partials are typically used for emergency or temporary use of replacement teeth while oral tissues heal and are not meant for chewing. Metal framework partials are designed as a more permanent solution. The metal base is hypoallergenic and is used for its strength and rigidity and the acrylic teeth are attached to this base.
Benefit Of Partial Dentures
A partial denture helps maintain the position of your natural teeth. It is common for natural teeth to shift into spaces where teeth have been removed. Should the space be left empty you may experience a change in your bite or overeruption of the remaining teeth. Your Denturist will approach each case on an individual basis to determine the design and best materials to meet your individual needs.