Partial Dentures – What Are Partial Dentures?

Missing teeth can have a major impact on your appearance, as well as your oral health. Partial dentures are a great way to replace the missing teeth and help you smile with confidence once again. Partials are often recommended as a treatment option for individuals who don’t want to opt for more permanent solutions like dental bridgework or dental implants, yet they still wish to get the most out of their remaining natural teeth.

A removable partial denture is a tooth replacement Partial Dentures that fits in the empty spaces where other natural teeth are still present in your mouth. The type of partial you have will depend on the condition of your remaining natural teeth, your preferences and your budget. The types of partials available include metal and acrylic bases, as well as lightweight thermoplastic without any metal, also known as flexible dentures.

Partials are a more cost-effective solution than other restorative options like bridgework or dental implants, as the work to replace the missing teeth is not as invasive. However, they are not a suitable option for everyone, so it is important to consider all the pros and cons before choosing whether or not a partial denture is right for you.

There are a number of different benefits to deciding to use a partial denture as your tooth replacement solution. They are less invasive than other treatments like bridgework and dental implants, meaning they won’t change the shape of your face or the bite pattern in the area where the partial is placed. This can also mean that they take less time to get used to wearing, which is a huge advantage for many people.

Another benefit of using a partial denture is that it will fill in the gaps in your mouth where there are no natural teeth left, which can be a breeding ground for bacteria. It is very important that you practice good oral hygiene with a partial, which includes cleaning it on a daily basis. This is to ensure that you don’t end up with gum disease, tooth decay or other issues.

When you are choosing a partial denture, it is crucial to visit your dentist prior to having one made so they can determine the condition of your mouth. This will allow them to ensure that there are no underlying problems that could lead to complications later on, such as root caries (decay on the exposed roots of your teeth) or abutment trauma from the partials clasps.

If you are considering getting a partial, we would love to help you find the best fit for your smile. Contact us today and we will be happy to talk you through the different options and what may work best for you. We are a dedicated team of Brisbane based professional dental prosthetists and can offer you all the expertise and support that you need to achieve the best results with your new partial. We are here for you every step of the way!