A removable partial denture is designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient and can replace one or more missing teeth aesthetically. A natural appearance and speech clarity is restored, along with the ability to eat more efficiently; however, bone loss will continue without implant treatment.
Partial Denture Types and Materials
Partial dentures are created out of a metal and acrylic composition or completely out of acrylic. A patient’s specific needs and anatomy dictate the design of the partial denture that preserves the remaining teeth and oral tissues but bone loss is inevitable.
Metal partials are generally preferred as they are structurally superior. They are thinner and stronger than a completely acrylic partial. Acrylic partials are typically used as transitional or temporary partial.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture can replace missing teeth and help you chew your food better!