A removable partial denture is designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient and can replace one or more missing teeth. A natural appearance and speech clarity is restored along with the ability to eat more efficiently.
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Partial Denture Types and Materials
Partial dentures are created out of a metal and acrylic composition. A patient’s specific needs and anatomy dictate the design of the partial denture and every effort is made to construct a self-cleansing partial denture that preserves the remaining teeth and oral tissues.
Andrea E. Jordan, DDS, FACP will design your partial denture so that the chewing forces are evenly distributed over the entire surface are of the remaining teeth and soft tissues. Changes to your remaining teeth may be recommended to help equalize these forces.
Metal partials are generally preferred as they are structurally superior. They are thinner and more hygienic than an acrylic partial. Acrylic partials are typically used as a transitional or temporary partial. Andrea E. Jordan, DDS, FACP will consult with you to determine the appropriate partial for your situation.
Proper construction and technique are essential to creating a partial denture that replaces missing teeth as well as preserves those remaining. A Prosthodontist like Dr. Jordan has the training necessary to make a long lasting and comfortable prosthesis.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture may help limit movement of your existing natural teeth. They also allow you to better grind and chew food improving digestion.