A removable partial denture is designed specifically to replace one or more missing teeth. A natural appearance and speech clarity is restored along with the ability to eat more efficiently.
Partial Denture Types and Materials
Partial dentures are fabricated out of metal and acrylic or completely out of acrylic. A patient’s specific needs and anatomy dictate the customised design of the partial denture and every effort is made to construct a self-cleansing comfortable partial denture that preserves the remaining teeth and oral tissues.
Dr. Maralani or Dr. Simonsky will design your partial denture so that the chewing forces are evenly distributed over the remaining teeth and soft tissues. Small changes to your natural teeth may be recommended to help equalize these forces.
Metal/Acrylic partials are generally preferred over acrylic-only dentures as they are structurally superior. They are thinner and more hygienic than a completely acrylic partial. Acrylic partials are typically used as a transitional or temporary partial dentures and are usually somewhat less costly. Drs. Maralani or Simonsky will discuss the benefits with you to determine the appropriate partial denture for your situation.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture may help limit movement and wear of your existing natural teeth. They also allow you to better chew your food improving digestion. Much improved aesthetics are also an important goal in helping to restore your confidence.