Partial dentures are a replacement option when a person still has some of their natural teeth and is experiencing tooth loss. If all of the teeth were missing, full or complete dentures would be the ideal treatment. In some instances, when teeth remain, a partial is a great option. These have one distinct advantage over conventional full or complete dentures in that they attach to the remaining teeth to yield an increase in retention.
The remaining teeth can help the denture to be stable and not move around in the mouth while chewing and talking. Depending on which natural teeth remain, some dentures can be very retentive. We handle partial dentures near you in Dallas, Texas. They come in a variety of styles, of which most are a combination of acrylic gums and teeth and a metal substructure for strength.
Types of Partial Dentures
Partial dentures mostly differ in their denture. There can literally be hundreds of ways to design them. The most popular are made of a cast metal substructure and then overlaid with acrylic. These traditional partials provide comfort, strength, and longevity.
Other types can be all-acrylic partials and clasp-less partials. These partials differ in how they are supported and retained in the mouth but visually appear to replace teeth. Regardless of the type, all partial dentures can be removed from the mouth. This creates the optimum scenario for cleaning.
Dental Implants or Partials?
Partials also afford the benefit of being able to replace a large number of missing back teeth. If the back teeth are completely missing, a tooth-supported bridge is not an option because there is no back tooth to support the bridge. In these instances, the only options involve dental implants or partial dentures.
Depending on the type of partial denture you need, the amount of tooth loss, your overall oral health, and your dental insurance, denture costs can vary. Please schedule an appointment with Dr. Roe to find out the cost of the tooth replacement treatment. We’ll be happy to speak with you about the cost and financing options.
If you are missing teeth and need partial dentures near you, schedule an evaluation with our caring dentist at Pro Dental Dallas, Dr. Jason Roe, to learn about your tooth replacement options. Call us and make your appointment today.