Understanding Partial Dentures
There are many different kinds of partial dentures to meet the varying needs of patients, but despite their differences in style and appearance, they all serve the same purpose. Partial dentures attach to your remaining healthy teeth using metal or acrylic clips, holding false teeth in place and filling in the gaps where your missing tooth used to be. Partial dentures are a cost-effective, non-invasive alternative to other treatments like dental bridges and dental implants.
The Partial Denture Process
After any preparatory extractions have healed, we will take impressions of your mouth and gums, and use these images to work with a third-party lab and create your custom denture. At your next appointment, you’ll be able to try on your partial denture to see how it feels. If necessary, we’ll refine your denture even further and make adjustments to its fit, color, finish, and shape. The entire process usually takes 3 appointments over a period of 1-2 months, and at the end of your treatment you’ll have a complete, beautiful smile.
Are Partial Dentures Right For Me?
Partial dentures are often a short-term solution used to restore your smile after tooth loss and preserve it until you can get a more permanent replacement like a bridge or dental implant. However, some patients opt to keep partial dentures for a longer period of time, since they are a simple and affordable solution for missing teeth. During your consultation at Enamel Dentistry, we'll assess your smile and your dental health to help you determine if a partial denture is right for you, or if an alternative treatment may be better for your needs.