Do you have missing teeth? Do you want to restore your smile, improve eating, speaking, and your self-confidence? Removable partial dentures may be a great solution for you. Known to help alleviate the problems associated with missing teeth, including aesthetics and lack of chewing function, removable partial dentures are a practical alternative to traditional dentures, and are often less expensive than dental implants.
Why Repair Teeth with Removable Partial Dentures?
When teeth are extracted, the remaining ones tend to shift, creating gaps in the mouth. This can result in the onset of tooth decay and gum disease—so it’s important to replace missing teeth.
There are many options for missing teeth. Traditional full dentures are often difficult to keep in place and sometimes require unpleasant adhesives. Dental Implants are stabilized by bone within the jaws. Removable partial dentures (sometimes referred to as “partials”) on the other hand, use existing healthy teeth to affix the partials to and keep them in place. They are removable and are designed to function just like normal teeth do.
If you have missing teeth, a removable partial offers the following benefits:
- Make it easier to chew and eat food
- Make it easier to talk
- Improve your smile and restore self-confidence
- Support your cheeks and lips
- Support gaps where missing teeth are, improving overall dental health
- Allow easier cleaning of existing teeth
Our Approach to Removable Partial Dentures
At Smile Hilliard, we focus on preserving your existing teeth whenever possible. If you are experiencing significant discomfort from missing teeth, removable partial dentures are often the simplest and least invasive way to restore your teeth. Traditional dentures and implants are often more expensive and invasive than using your remaining teeth as part of the solution.
There are two distinct types of removable partial dentures: the traditional metal-based kind and a non-metal flexible kind. Both types use custom tooth and gum-colored materials to match your mouth perfectly. In some instances, Dr. Sanyk will place crowns on your existing teeth, which can help stabilize the partials even more.