Removable partial dentures are made to replace one or more teeth, and are customized to your specific requirements. Partial dentures restore your natural appearance and greatly improve the ability to chew and speak.
Partial dentures will prevent your natural teeth from shifting or drifting into the space left by the loss of a natural tooth. Depending on the teeth remaining in your mouth, partial dentures may be completely tooth supported, tissue and tooth supported, or implant and tissue supported. Every effort is made to design a self-cleansing partials that preserves the remaining teeth and oral structures. When a partial denture is designed, the denturist acknowledges that chewing places a strain on the remaining teeth while eating. Partials are designed with this in mind so that chewing forces can be evenly distributed over the entire remaining teeth and soft tissues.
Prior to getting partial dentures, it’s important to get teeth checked by a dentist and ensure that they are in good shape and able to support partials. You may need modification to teeth or restorations such as crowns or implants to improve the fit and function of partial dentures.