Partial dentures are specifically designed to fill in the spaces created by some missing teeth. Additional to the cosmetic and functional benefits, partial dentures also help prevent your other teeth from changing position and are custom-made to take on the appearance of your natural teeth.
There are a number of partial denture options to choose from when replacing your teeth and restoring your smile.
A partial denture is a removable denture constructed with a plastic or metal material.
Partial dentures are used to replace one or more of your lost teeth in either the upper or lower jaw.
There are a few different types of partial dentures available which include:
Acrylic partial dentures are an affordable solution that can be easily fitted by a dentist. The main benefit of this type of denture is it is easy to look after and maintain, it’s cost-effective and provides a simple short term and sometimes long term solution to single or multiple missing teeth.
Metal partial dentures are generally smaller in terms of surface area than plastic or acrylic ones. A false tooth or false teeth are attached to a gum-coloured plastic and a metal frame which is usually made from a chrome cobalt alloy.
Fixed partial dentures are often held in place by attachments or retained to natural teeth or dental implants.
A temporary partial denture, also known as a flipper tooth, is a removable appliance designed to fit along the roof of your mouth or on your lower jaw. It will have one or more prosthetic tooth attached to it.
On average between 2 to 4 appointments
How long it takes
With proper care dentures can last for years. Take good care of your oral health by flossing daily, brushing twice daily and regularly visiting the dentist and hygienist.