Partial dentures, as the name suggests, are designed to replace some missing teeth in the upper or lower arch and fit around remaining natural teeth. There are a number of reasons to have a partial denture. The most important of these are:
- Mastication or Chewing ability
- Support of remaining teeth
- Support of an opposing full denture
Our prosthetist is able to completely customise a partial denture so that it is near indistinguishable from your natural teeth, restoring your oral functions and enhancing the aesthetics of your smile.
We have a number of different options available for your partial dentures:
These are best suited to a situation where either more natural teeth are likely to be lost, or, being the least expensive option, when cost is a major consideration. Acrylic partial dentures are easily repaired or added to if need be, and with all work being completed in house, repairs and additions have a fast turnaround time, meaning you aren't without your denture for too long.
Cast metal partial dentures are a thinner stronger option than acrylic partials. These dentures contain a metal framework, cast to fit the shape of your remaining natural teeth, resulting in great strength, stability and support for your remaining teeth. There are many different design options available for a cast metal partial denture ensuring a style and fit to suit your individual needs.
The main difference between a nylon flexible partial denture and a standard acrylic partial denture is that they are flexible. This flexibility is used to retain the denture, meaning there is no need for metal retainers/clasps, and also means they are more difficult to break. Repairs, additions and relines are possible with flexible dentures; however this process means you may be without your denture for about a week. Whilst nylon flexible dentures have a long history of success, they may not be suitable for every case, our skilled prosthetist will be able to assess your situation and advise you accordingly.
After your partial denture has been completed, you will probably need adjustments. This is completely normal and we are more than happy to adjust your dentures for you as many times as you need it. There is no charge for this service, so if you have a problem, let us know - we're always happy to hear from you!
Contact us on (07) 55 232 555 for more information on partial dentures, or for your complimentary, no obligation consultation appointment.
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