What is a removable partial denture?
A removable partial denture is a custom-designed removable appliance that can replace one or more missing teeth.
Partial Denture Types and Materials
Partial dentures can be created out of flexible nylon material, acrylic, or a metal and acrylic composition. A patient’s specific needs and anatomy dictate the design of the partial denture. Every effort is made to construct a self-cleansing partial denture that preserves the remaining teeth and oral tissues.
Dr. Jill Colson and Dr. Chad Colson will design your partial denture so that the chewing forces are evenly distributed over the entire surface area of the remaining teeth and soft tissues. Changes to your remaining teeth may be recommended to help equalize these forces.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
- Help limit the movement of your existing natural teeth
- Create a more natural appearance to your mouth
- Speech clarity can be restored
- Ability to eat more efficiently