Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures

Replace one or more teeth with this removable solution.

Partial DentureA partial denture may be tooth-supported or tooth-and tissue-supported. There are significant differences between theses two types of dentures. Some partial denture designs can even utilize implants for support and retention.

The position, stability and number of remaining teeth are only a few of the factors that help to determine what style or type of partial denture would be best for you. Partials can be made of different materials, including acrylics, a metal/acrylic combination, or flexible thermoplastics.

Acrylic partials are usually used as a transitional or temporary replacement of missing teeth, depending on your personal circumstances.

The metal/acrylic partial, commonly called a cast partial, is usually a more rigid and permanent style of denture. The metal is a highly compatible chrome cobalt alloy which is ultra thin, light, and very strong.

The new flexible thermoplastics have the advantage of esthetics and flexibility, but may not be suitable for all situations.

All partials are designed to be removable and should be removed nightly to contribute to a healthy oral environment.

Properly designed partial dentures do not harm remaining natural teeth. In fact, a partial denture helps maintain the position of natural teeth by providing support and therefore preventing them from shifting or drifting into the space left by a lost tooth. Lastly a partial denture can help balance the bite and better distribute the stresses on the natural teeth while eating.

With the introduction of new designs, materials, and techniques, partials are more comfortable than ever before. We invite you to ask us about the many designs available, some of which have no visible clasps and are virtually undetectable.

With a partial denture, you’ll look better, feel better, chew better, and smile more!

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“I am an old denture wearer and without question Peter is the best!"

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Ask Peter Iapichino DD about how partial dentures might be the right solution for you.

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