A removable partial denture is designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient and can 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 created out of a metal and acrylic composition or completely out of acrylic. A patient’s specific needs and anatomy dictate the design of the partial denture and every effort is made to preserve the health of remaining teeth and tissues.
Dr. Patel will design your partial denture so that the chewing forces are evenly distributed over the entire surface are of the remaining teeth and soft tissues. Changes to your remaining teeth may be recommended to help equalize these forces.
Metal and acrylic partials have their advantages and disadvantages. Depending on the amount of teeth missing, which teeth are missing, and the quality of the teeth remaining a partial material will be chosen.
BENEFITS OF PARTIAL DENTURES
A removable partial denture prevents your remaining teeth from shifting and maintaining chewing functions.