Removable Partial Dentures
What are Removable Partial Dentures?
A removable partial denture is an artificial tooth appliance used to replace one or several missing teeth, and is attached to remaining teeth with metal clasps. These dentures are removable to allow for easy cleaning. The base of removable partial dentures is usually made of acrylic or metal. The gums are made from acrylic, and the artificial teeth are made from acrylic or porcelain.
Your removable partial will be designed by Dr. Schmidt to best fit your specific needs. Because they require use of soft tissue and remaining teeth, a thorough examination will be performed to determine if dental work is needed prior to removable partial denture fitting. Many times implants can be placed to assist in retention of the removable partial denture.
Benefits of Removable Partial Dentures:
- Protects the health of oral tissues, and prevent other teeth from drifting into gaps left by missing teeth. When teeth drift, they open spaces where food particles can become trapped, creating bacteria growth and gum disease.
- Restores the comfort of normal chewing, eating, and speech once skewed by tooth loss.
- Improves your appearance and bolsters confidence lost when teeth were missing.