Protect your Teeth with Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are natural-looking appliances that we build around viable, existing teeth to preserve the strength of your jaw bone.
At Bonnie Doon Denture Clinic, we design dentures that preserve your remaining teeth and oral structures. These partial dentures may be completely tooth-supported or tissue/tooth-supported. The design process involved in creating a removable partial denture is specific to each patient’s needs.
Partial Dentures: The Basics
Our partial dentures can be made using metal or acrylic materials, so how do we determine which option suits your smile best?
Metal Partial Dentures
- Structurally superior
- Thin, natural feel
- More hygienic than acrylic
- Capacity to add additional teeth to the denture
Acrylic Partial Dentures
- Typically for transition/temporary cases
- Cost-effective and easier to make
- Flexible feel for minimal irritation
- Alternative for patients with metal allergies
Partial Dentures: The Benefits
Are you able to preserve some of your original teeth? Benefits of partial dentures include:
Protecting Other Teeth
By using partial dentures, you will take the pressure off the existing teeth in your mouth. This helps prevent further tooth wear and periodontal disease.
Preparation for Full Dentures
When you begin wearing your partial false teeth, you will begin to develop a certain level of muscle control. This will prepare your mouth for potential complete dentures in the future.
Your upper front teeth are absolutely essential for creating certain sounds for speech, particularly the letters “V” and “F.” Without them, your speech will be significantly affected; however, partial dentures offer a viable solution.
Partial dentures are designed with the patient’s chewing patterns in mind, so the chewing forces can be distributed evenly over the entire remaining teeth and soft tissues.
At Bonnie Doon Denture Clinic, we have many partial denture treatment options available to suit your needs. Don’t let loose partial dentures affect your quality of life. Your customized, comfortable smile is our top priority.