Replace Missing Teeth with Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are used to replace only a few teeth. They attach to nearby teeth. The most economical way to replace several missing teeth is with a removable partial denture. A removable partial denture is usually made to replace one or more teeth, and is customized to a patient’s specific requirements. Removable partial dentures restore a person’s natural appearance and greatly improve the ability to chew and speak clearly.
Type of Partials
They can be constructed out of a combination of metal and acrylic, or completely out of acrylic. A cast frame partial is made with a metal framework on which artificial teeth are attached. The clasps of the frame grip onto the remaining dentition. Cast frame partials are usually thinner, more hygienic and stronger than acrylic partials. A consultation with your denturist can determine which partial will work best for you. Flipper partials do not have a metal framework. They gain retention by simply wedging in to the space between the remaining natural teeth. Flipper partials can be less reliable in their fit and function and are used as a temporary solution for replacement of 1 or 2 teeth Acrylic partials do not have a metal framework. They simply rest on tissues and gain retention by means of wrought wire clasps. Acrylic partials are always thicker than cast partials. They offer basic solution to replacement of some missing teeth. A consultation with your denturist can determine which partial will work best for you
Styles of Partials
A partial denture may be tooth-supported or tooth and tissue-supported. There are significant differences between these two types of dentures. These differences are best explained by your denturist.
The number of teeth remaining, the position and the stability of the teeth are only a few of the factors that help to determine what style or type of partial denture would be best for you. The metal or acrylic partial- commonly called a cast partial – is usually a more rigid and permanent style of denture.
The metal is either a highly compatible chrome cobalt alloy or titanium, which are ultra-thin, light and very strong. All partials are designed to be removable and should be removed nightly to contribute to a healthy oral environment. With newer designs, materials and techniques, partials are more comfortable than ever before.
The Benefits of Partials
Partial dentures do not harm remaining natural teeth. A partial denture may prevent your natural teeth from shifting or drifting into the space left by the loss of a natural tooth. In fact, a partial denture may help maintain the position of your natural teeth by providing them with additional support.
With a partial denture, you’ll look better, feel better and chew better! And that would make anyone smile!
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