A few missing teeth can have a dramatic impact on your smile. Not only do they make chewing and biting difficult, but they also impact your confidence in social situations. Fortunately, there are plenty of tooth replacement options available to restore both the function and appearance of your smile. But each treatment type has its own pros and cons, and Partial Dentures are no exception.

A removable partial denture is an appliance that consists of a base made of either acrylic resin or flexible Valplast material, and it attaches to the remaining natural teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments. It’s important to understand that these appliances are not permanent fixtures in your mouth, and they need to be brushed and cleaned on a regular basis to avoid plaque buildup and gum disease.

In addition, some types of removable partial dentures may require special care to protect the natural teeth or dental implants they are attached to. For example, some patients will need to avoid sticky or sugary foods or drinks that could damage your appliance. Additionally, the type of adhesive used to hold your removable partial in place might need to be replaced periodically.

Your individual oral health needs, aesthetic preferences and long-term goals will play a role in deciding the best course of action for you. To make the best decision, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our expert denturists.

What Are the Benefits of Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures are a simple and affordable option to replace one or more of your missing teeth. They can address both the functional (chewing and biting) and aesthetic issues caused by missing teeth, says Matt Asaro, D.D.S.

A typical partial consists of a single or several false teeth that rest on a plastic base that’s colored pink to match the roof of the mouth, and it can be fixed in your mouth with metal clasps or precision attachments.

In the case of a metal clasp, this appliance will have gum-colored clips that help it inconspicuously blend into your natural smile. The most common type of acrylic partial denture is designed to be worn immediately after the extraction of remaining teeth, so you can maintain a healthy bite and appearance while your mouth heals.

A removable partial can help you get a more youthful appearance, but they should be brushed and cleaned regularly to avoid plaque build-up, which can lead to gum disease, tooth decay or bone loss. Additionally, you should plan to visit your dentist on a regular basis for cleanings and exams, as well as for any adjustments that might be necessary. If you are interested in exploring the benefits of a removable partial, please contact European Denture Center to schedule an appointment online or over the phone today. Our friendly team looks forward to addressing your concerns and helping you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. We offer a variety of high-quality, affordable denture and implant solutions that fit your budget and meet your unique needs.