A removable partial denture is made to replace one or more teeth, and is customized to a patient’s specific requirements. Removable partial dentures greatly improve the ability to chew, speak clearly and restores your natural appearance.
Type and Style of Partials
Partials can be made of different materials, including acrylics, a metal/acrylic combination or flexible thermoplastics.
Acrylic partials are usually used as a transitional or temporary replacement of missing teeth.
The metal/acrylic partial, commonly called a cast partial, is usually a more rigid and permanent style of denture. The metal is either a highly compatible chrome cobalt alloy or titanium, which are both ultrathin, light and very strong.
With newer designs, materials and techniques, partials are more comfortable than ever before. Ask your denturist about the many designs available.
Benefits of Partials
Properly designed and fitting partial dentures do not harm your remaining natural teeth. A partial denture may prevent your natural teeth from shifting or drifting into the space left by the loss of a natural tooth. A partial denture may help maintain the position of your natural teeth by providing them with additional support.