What are Partial Dentures?

A partial denture is a dental appliance typically made of a combination of acrylic and metal, or strictly made from acrylic. This combination of material offers a more durable option when it comes to chewing. Both options attach to your natural teeth with wire clasps or precision attachments.

When are Partial Dentures Recommended?

If you have lost a tooth due to breakage or decay, a partial denture might be recommended. If you lose an adult tooth, you can shift your other teeth to try to compensate for the void produced by your missing tooth. This shift will affect your bite and your ability to chew. You may also experience soft tissue shrinkage and bone support loss. This can affect your facial appearance. Partial dentures fill the void between your missing tooth or teeth and help to preserve the natural structure of your gums, jawbone, and facial muscles, as well as reduce the risk of your teeth moving. If your missing tooth is located in the front of your mouth, a partial denture will help restore your natural smile and improve your confidence.

Other great benefits to having a partial denture:

  1. Incredible boost to your self-confidence
  2. Better support for your lips and cheeks
  3. Partial dentures can prevent unwanted changes to the bite
  4. Pressure on your other natural teeth is reduced

SEMCD Certified Denturist

Curtis Wiebe is a SEMCD certified Denturist and uses a revolutionary technique to achieve greater stability and suction in lower dentures. Candidates for lower suction dentures will enjoy the benefits of a bio-compatible denture with a superior fit.

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