A removable partial denture is designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient and can replace one or more missing teeth. A natural appearance and speech clarity can be 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 or completely out of acrylic. A patient’s specific needs and anatomy dictate the design of the partial denture and every effort is made to construct a partial that preserves the remaining teeth and oral tissues.
Dr. Dar, Dr. Heffelfinger, Dr. Abbass, Dr. Patel, Dr. Chaudhry, Dr. Castillo, Dr. Pan, Dr. Murad, and Dr. Stimpson 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. Changes to your remaining teeth may be recommended to help equalize these forces.
Metal partials are generally preferred as they are very good structurally. They are thin and hygienic. Acrylic partials are often used as a transitional or temporary partial. Your doctor will work with you to determine the appropriate partial for your situation.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture may help limit movement of your existing natural teeth. They are aesthetically pleasing and also allow you to better grind and chew food which can improve digestion.