If you are missing any number of your teeth, eating and speaking can become challenging. Your smile will often no longer look the same either. The good news is that our skilled denturist Andre will be able to design a custom appliance to replace the missing teeth and restore their function and aesthetics.
Removable partial dentures from the Bracebridge Denture Clinic are often recommended when the number of missing teeth prevents the use of a fixed denture appliance. However, since there are several different types of removable dental prosthetics available, you may want to explore all of your options before deciding on the right denture appliance for you.
Removable partial dentures offered at our Bracebridge office are commonly used to replace multiple missing teeth in either the lower or upper portion of your mouth. While the concept is fairly straightforward, there are several types of partials available to choose from, – and the right option for you may not necessarily be ideal for somebody else. Let us take a closer look at this type of denture appliance.
Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. This appliance consists of prosthetic teeth attached to a pink plastic base that replicates the appearance of your gums. Depending on the type of denture, the plastic base may be connected to a metal framework meant to hold the denture in place in the mouth.
A removable partial denture is used to replace one or more missing teeth and can be customized according to the specific requirements of the patient. Removable partial dentures greatly improve the ability to chew and speak clearly and restore the person’s natural appearance.
Partial dentures may be either supported by existing teeth or by both teeth and oral tissues. Your Denturist can best explain the major differences between these types.
The preferred style and type of dentures for each patient will be determined on the number of remaining teeth, as well as their stability and position within the jaw. Partials can be made of acrylics, metal/acrylic combinations, or flexible thermoplastics.
Acrylic partial dentures are used primarily for transition or temporary replacement of missing teeth.
The metal/acrylic partial or “cast partial,” offers a more rigid and permanent solution. Metal is either titanium or a chrome cobalt alloy, both of which are very light, thin, and strong.
Flexible thermoplastics offer major advantages of flexibility and aesthetics. Thanks to the newer materials and techniques, partials are more comfortable than ever.
If you and Andre, our skilled Bracebridge denturist, determine that partial dentures are the preferred choice to restore the function and aesthetics of your teeth, you would require some time to adjust to your new teeth. Here is what you can expect when wearing your new dentures:
When wearing removable dentures – whether full or partial, – you will need to remove the appliance before going to bed and put it back on in the morning. The dentures should be cleaned every night to ensure their longevity and prevent infection.
Here are some tips for removable denture care:
Are you missing multiple teeth? Do you have trouble eating and speaking? Is your self-esteem suffering? Partial removable dentures from the Bracebridge Denture Clinic can be the right solution for you! With newer designs, materials and techniques, partials are more comfortable than ever before. Ask Andre about the many designs available, some of which have no noticeable clasps and are nearly undetectable.