A removable partial denture can replace one
or more missing teeth. It is designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient. Esthetic
appearance and speech is restored along with the
ability to eat confidently and efficiently.
Denturists Are Denture Specialists
REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURE TYPES AND MATERIALS
Depending on the teeth remaining in your oral cavity, partial
dentures may be completely tooth supported, tissue/tooth
supported, and implant/tissue supported.
Partial dentures can be constructed out of a metal and
acrylic composition or completely out of acrylic. The design
process involved in creating a removable partial (denture) is
specific to the patient’s needs. Every effort is made to design
a self-cleansing partial denture that preserves the remaining
teeth and oral structures.
When a partial denture is designed, the denturist
acknowledges that chewing places a strain on the remaining
teeth during eating. Partial dentures are designed with this
in mind so that the chewing forces can be distributed evenly
over the entire remaining teeth and soft tissues. Design
modifications to your remaining teeth may be required to
help equalize these forces.
Metal partials are considered stronger structurally, thinner
and more hygienic than an acrylic partial. Acrylic partials are
usually recommended as a transitional or temporary partial.
Your denturist will determine the appropriate treatment
plan and the appropriate partial for you.
A removable partial denture may help preserve the natural
tooth placement of your existing teeth. They ensure proper
chewing and digestion by thoroughly grinding your food. A
properly designed partial denture will assist in support of
your existing teeth. A removable partial denture will add
enjoyment to your life.