What is a removable partial denture?
A removable partial denture is designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient and can replace several missing teeth. A natural appearance and speech clarity is restored along with the ability to eat more efficiently.
Partial Denture Types and Materials
Partial dentures are created out of a metal and acrylic composition and attach to any remaining natural teeth or to dental implants. A patient’s specific needs and anatomy determine the design of the partial denture and every effort is made to create a partial denture that preserves the remaining teeth and oral tissues.
Dr. Watts will design your partial denture so that it is as attractive and comfortable as possible. Some changes to your remaining teeth may be recommended to help retain the partial denture securely. We use the unique Equipoise Dental system to minimize the appearance of any metal and make an appliance that is comfortable and looks natural.
Partial dentures with a metal base are generally preferred as they are stronger and less likely to fracture or deform over time. They can be ‘tightened’ if they are becoming loose. All-plastic or acrylic partials are typically used as a transitional or temporary partial. Dr. Watts will discuss the options with you to determine the best partial denture for your needs.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture may help limit the shifting and tilting of your existing natural teeth. It can replace several missing teeth to make speaking, eating, and smiling more comfortable. It is typically less expensive than dental implants. If you’re interested in whether partial dentures could be the best solution for you, call us today at Ardent Care Phone Number 541-465-9821 to schedule an appointment.
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