Partial dentures are removable oral prosthetic devices made from acrylic. They are secured in place by being attached to the existing adjacent natural teeth with metal clasps. At Summit Denture Clinic, we design and manufacture partial dentures for patients looking to replace one or more missing teeth.
How Can Partial Dentures Help My Smile?
If you still have several healthy natural teeth and are looking for a convenient replacement, partial dentures may be a great option for you. Partial dentures help restore your smile’s appearance, allowing you to speak, smile, eat, and laugh naturally again. They are removable, so you can snap them in and out as needed.
When Are Partial Dentures Used?
Unlike complete dentures, which replace all of the natural teeth in an arch, partial dentures are used to replace one or several missing teeth. They are recommended for patients who still have healthy natural teeth remaining.
Partial dentures have a gum-colored base that holds the replacement teeth. This base is designed to fit snugly on your gums based on impressions of your mouth. Partial dentures are attached to your existing adjacent teeth with metal clasps, which help hold them in place.
The Benefits of Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are removable restorations that replace missing teeth. They are a good option if you have one or a few missing teeth and are an economical alternative to dental bridges, which require placing crowns on the surrounding teeth for support.
Partial dentures are held in place by metal clasps attached to the adjacent teeth. This makes them stable and secure.
Partial dentures are designed to fit comfortably and look natural, so no one will be able to tell that you’re wearing them. They restore your ability to eat and speak properly after tooth loss.
How Long Do Partial Dentures Last?
Typically, partial dentures last between five and fifteen years. How long they last will depend on how well they fit and how well you take care of them.
Since partial dentures are removable, they can become damaged. They can also become loose or ill-fitting over time due to normal wear. As a result, they may become less effective or need to be replaced.
How to Care For Your Partial Dentures?
Caring for your partial dentures is simple. Be sure to rinse your partial dentures thoroughly after every meal. You can clean them with a denture cleanser or dish detergent. If your partial dentures have metal clasps that attach to your surrounding teeth, you should brush these as well. Be sure to keep your partial dentures moist when you are not wearing them.
To learn more about partial dentures and their benefits, visit Summit Denture Clinic at 130 - 2881 Garden Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 4X1, or call (604) 776-2881.