Serving Portland & Vancouver Metro AreaPartial dentures are a removable appliance containing replacement teeth, connected to the mouth by a metal framework and one or more natural teeth that remain in the jaw. A partial denture fills in the space that results from missing teeth and prevents the natural teeth in the jaw from shifting position around it.
Due to the way this appliance connects to natural teeth, Partial Dentures often look more natural than full dentures.
When to Consider Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are one of the best solutions for dental issues that are isolated to just one area of the mouth. When a small area of only a few missing or damaged teeth needs to be addressed, the partial dentures provides exactly the right fill-in. Partials are also incredibly safe and are an option for nearly all patients.
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Types of Partial Dentures
The versatility of partials is owed greatly to their custom sizing and fitting possibilities. Once a limited and generally unattainable appliance, over the years, dentures have become quite varied and versatile. Partials are one result of that advancement. Within the partials class also exists a good variation of options stemming from two most common types of partial dentures: fixed partials and removable partials. As these two names suggest, fixed partials are not meant to be removed, while removable partials do come out.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
Partial dentures can be a great fit for many dental issues. A patient with a new set of partials can look forward to much better chewing, speech, phonological function, a fully natural appearance, increased confidence and self esteem, and more. Maintaining this type of dental appliance is also fairly straightforward; simply brushing the teeth regularly is often enough to keep partial dentures in their best shape. Removable partials can also be soaked and cleaned by hand, outside of the mouth.
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