Depending on your remaining teeth, partial dentures may be completely tooth supported, tissue/tooth supported, and implant/tissue supported.
Partial dentures can be constructed out of a metal and acrylic composition or completely out of acrylic. This design process involves creating a removable partial denture is specific to the patient’s needs. Every effort is made to design a self-cleansing partial denture that preserves the remaining teeth and oral structures.
During a partial denture is design, the denturist acknowledges chewing places a strain on the remaining teeth during eating. Your partial denture(s) is designed with this in mind so t the chewing forces can be distributed evenly over the entire remaining teeth and soft tissues. Design modifications to your remaining teeth may be needed to help equalize these forces.
Metal Partials are considered stronger structurally; they are thinner and more hygienic than an acrylic partial. Acrylic partials are usually recommended as a transitional or temporary partial. Your denturist will determine the appropriate treatment plan and the appropriate partial for you.
REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURE BENEFITS
A removable partial denture may help preserve the natural tooth placement of your existing teeth. They ensure proper chewing and digestion by thoroughly grinding your food. A properly designed partial denture will assist in support of your existing teeth.