Dentures are replacement prosthetic teeth made from gum-colored acrylic and dental-grade ceramic materials and are used to restore missing teeth in one go. Although conventional dentures are used to replace all the teeth in the mouth, we can also fabricate partial dentures to replace only a selected set of missing teeth.
What are Partial Dentures?
When you have multiple teeth extracted from your mouth due to causes such as external trauma, decay, aging, gum disease, etc., restoring them using dental bridges or implants may not be a convenient solution. Further, conventional dentures would not be a suitable option either as you would still have a good number of natural teeth retained. In such instances, partial dentures would be the best option to replace the teeth without any hassle.
Partial dentures are made from dental-grade ceramic and stainless steel. They are custom-fabricated according to the requirement, and the prosthetic teeth from the dentures sit perfectly adjacent to the existing natural teeth. Partial dentures would remain perfectly stable in your mouth and would restore oral functionality as well.
What are the Advantages of Partial Dentures?
- Since partial dentures are backed by a metal framework, they stay perfectly in shape. This also keeps them strong.
- Partial dentures have prosthetic teeth made from dental-grade ceramic material. It has excellent durability and can be customized to mimic the exact aesthetics of natural teeth.
- Partials provide an excellent fit as they are custom-fabricated. The prosthetic teeth would not cause any discomfort as they perfectly fit alongside the existing natural ones.
- Partials allow you to retain your natural teeth.
- Partial dentures restore oral functionality by enabling you to bite and chew food as you always did with all your teeth intact.
- Just like conventional complete dentures, they can be removed and put on easily.
How are Partial Dentures Fabricated?
When you visit us for the first consultation, we will take digital impressions and x-rays of the teeth and the mouth as a whole. We use them as a reference for fabricating dentures. We will share this data with a dental laboratory, where the dentures will be fabricated in a couple of weeks. Once done, we will place them in your mouth and check for a suitable fit by taking a bite test.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Chesterfield, MO, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Hawatmeh. Please call us at (314) 576-4462 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.