Partial dentures are used when one is missing one or more teeth or has unhealthy teeth that need to be removed. If you have a few missing teeth, the surrounding teeth might very well be healthy and this is exactly what partials are designed for. Partials are removable. Dr. Fukuda will discuss your options with you so that you can decide which type of partial will be the best for your personal needs. Partial dentures are a great way to help you retain your natural smile while at the same time allowing you to be comfortable while eating and socializing. With all of the advancements in dentistry, your partials will offer a great solution to missing teeth.
Missing teeth can happen due to accidents or neglect through the course of time. You don't have to worry about having empty spaces when you have your teeth removed. Once your new partial is put in place the dentist will go over care for your new dentures. You'll be happy to know that your new partials will look just like the rest of your teeth making it very difficult to tell that you have dentures at all.
There are a couple of different types of partials:
- Cast Partial Dentures – made from chromium alloy, they are strong and light and an excellent choice as replacement for your missing teeth.
- Acrylic Partial Dentures – these are more affordable and they are made of acrylic.
- Flexible Partial Dentures - another alternative for replacing missing teeth.
Partials are designed to provide years of service, based on the quality of the partial along with your continual dental care . You'll also need to schedule routine checkups to make any adjustments or repairs to help increase their longevity. The primary goal is to create a partial denture that you can be happy and comfortable with.