A partial denture, also known as a removable partial denture, is a removable dental appliance used to replace some missing teeth. The partial denture works by clasping onto healthy adjacent teeth.
Partial dentures can replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. If some of the teeth are still healthy and strong, they may be used to anchor the
partial denture. Partial dentures are custom created for each patient, so they fit better and look more natural than regular dentures.
How are partials made?
Partials are customized to fit your mouth and are usually made of plastic. Their design will depend on your needs and goals, and since they are custom-made, they are more comfortable than readymade options. Partials are supported by the teeth that still remain in your mouth, so these teeth will also need to be prepared.
What are the benefits of partials?
- Partials fill in the gaps in your smile while avoiding extractions.
- Partials are affordable, durable, and comfortable.
- A partial can be worn over your existing teeth, preventing new issues from forming.
- Partials prevent your jawbone from receding, keeping your face looking youthful.
Are partials right for me?
A partial denture replaces missing teeth and fills in the spaces where teeth are missing. Partial dentures are an affordable, non-invasive, and non-surgical option to fill gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth. Partial dentures have custom-crafted replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base. With a few easy adjustments, our dentist can make sure your partial denture fits comfortably and securely. If you have lost a significant number of teeth and do not wish to get multiple dental implants or bridges to get them restored, partial dentures would be suitable for you.
What are the different types of partials?
There are several types of partial dentures, such as:
- Flexible partial dentures
- Cast metal partial dentures
- Valplast partial dentures
- Acrylic partial dentures
Flexite and chrome frames are the most common materials used for partial dentures. These partial dentures are fabricated out of flexible nylon. Due to this, they are easy to clean and more comfortable for some patients. They are also less likely to cause irritation for many patients.
How much do partials cost?
The price of partials varies based on the type of material they’re made from, the fabrication method, and the design. Generally speaking, partials made from traditional metal will cost less than ceramic partials. As for any adjustments, this will also affect the total cost of your partial treatment.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Grace Dental, call (405) 840-3424 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 5619 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.