Removable Partials Are an Alternative Option to Implants

If you have missing teeth, a removable partial denture is one way to replace them. Partial dentures have several benefits. They can make it easier for you to chew food, speak better if your speech has changed due to missing teeth, and removable partial dentures can also support cheeks and lips so the face does not sag.

How partial dentures work

Removable partial dentures usually have replacement teeth fixed to an acrylic base that matches the color of your gums. The acrylic base may cover a metal framework. Partial dentures often have some form of clasp that attaches to your natural teeth. This holds the denture in place.

Along with partials we may also recommend crowns, or “caps”, on some of your natural teeth. Crowns can improve the way a removable partial denture fits your mouth.

It takes practice to put in and take out a removable partial denture. It may feel a bit odd or tight for the first few weeks. But in time, you should get used to it. Never force the denture into place by biting down. This could bend or break the clasps or damage your teeth. If you have a problem with your new partial denture, call us asap.

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