Teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing and maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. Tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as you age, but fortunately, there are replacement options if it happens.
A removable partial denture is a great option when multiple teeth are missing.
Partial Denture Types and Materials
Partial dentures can be designed several ways depending on a patient’s specific needs and anatomy. While the contours of partial dentures may vary, we consistently make ours out of a flexible yet strong acrylic that is custom matched for each individual case. No metal is used so the resulting denture is camouflaged in the mouth.
Drs. Kalons, Glidewell or Grewal will design your partial denture so that the chewing forces are evenly distributed over the entire surface are of the remaining teeth and soft tissues. Slight modifications to your remaining teeth may be recommended to help equalize these forces.
The entire process typically takes 2-3 visits, but occasional adjustments may be needed over the years. Partial dentures should be removed nightly so the gum tissues can breathe.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are a great way to maintain the ability to chew and speak comfortably after tooth loss. In addition, they help to prevent the shifting of any remaining natural teeth.