Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures replace only a few missing teeth and are used when a patient still has some healthy natural teeth remaining.

Partial dentures are made of a plastic or metal base and false teeth. The framework attaches to any remaining teeth in the mouth.

Types of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures come in two basic forms:

Fixed partial dentures: They fit around the healthy teeth and are held in place with dental cement.

Removable partial dentures: These dentures rest on a metal framework and are held in place by clasps that fit around healthy teeth.

Benefits of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are an affordable option if you have several missing teeth. They are also removable, making it easier to clean them and maintain good oral health. Partial dentures are also comfortable because they are molded to fit your mouth.

Dental Procedure for Partial Dentures

A partial denture is custom-made for each patient based on impressions. The dentist will carefully design the partial denture to match their smile by taking impressions of the bite and remaining teeth and taking into account how they fit together. 

The dentist can provide temporary partial dentures that the patient can wear while the final ones are being made. During the subsequent dental appointment, the dentist places the final partial dentures in place and checks for proper fitting. Any required adjustments are made to provide a functional tooth to the patient. 

Aftercare

  • Practice good oral hygiene. Make sure to clean your mouth and dentures thoroughly every day.
  • When your gums are healing, you’ll want to start with soft foods and avoid hard or crunchy foods.
  • Let the dentist know if something doesn’t feel right with the partial denture and avoid making adjustments yourself.

J. Russell Danner, DDS, in Oklahoma City, OK, is equipped with the best dental team and modern technologies that enable us to deliver excellent care to our patients. Call us at 405-749-1676 to schedule an appointment today.