What Are Partial Dentures Used For?


Partial dentures are dental prosthetics that are used to fill gaps in a patient's smile. This helps restore the patient's smile, allowing the person to get back to life as usual.

The condition of a person's smile is one of the most important parts of their overall appearance. When teeth are missing, it is natural for people to feel self-conscious about their appearance. People tend to make assumptions based on the condition of a person's teeth, and most of them are negative when it comes to missing teeth. Meanwhile, people with healthy-looking smiles are perceived as being attractive and successful.

Partial dentures are often removable, so the patient is free to take the device out as they please. Here are a few things patients should consider when thinking about partial dentures:

Types of partial dentures

1. Metal framework

Some partial dentures are held in place with clamps that are attached to the patient's real teeth. While these types of dentures are relatively secure when clamped down, patients should expect a little bit of movement when performing tasks like speaking and chewing.

2. Acrylic framework

These are partial dentures that are made mostly using acrylic. Like dentures with metal frameworks, these also have clamps that are used to secure them to the patient's remaining teeth. These tend to be a more affordable option than those with metal frameworks and are sometimes used as a transitional prosthetic for patients who are awaiting other treatments, like implants. These types of dentures also tend to be more flexible, so they are less likely to break as the patient's jawbone structure changes over time.

Cleaning partial dentures

Taking good care of partial dentures is essential to keeping them clean and comfortable in the patient's mouth. These prosthetics should be cleaned daily when possible. This helps keep them looking good and remove stains and discoloration. Partial dentures should also be soaked overnight in denture solution.

A regular soft-bristled toothbrush can be used to clean partial dentures. This helps remove food particles and other debris that become stuck in the device. Dentures should be rinsed thoroughly after every cleaning session to ensure the cleaners used are completely removed.

Why are partial dentures so popular?

The affordability of partial dentures is one of the main things patients like about them. While there are other options, like implants and bridges, that can be used to restore a gap in a person's smile, these come with significantly higher price tags. The cost of a single implant is often more than the cost of getting partial dentures to make up for a handful of missing teeth.

There is no need to settle for the gap in your smile. Thanks to partial dentures, you can now close that gap and get back to feeling good about the way you look. If you ever decide to get a different prosthetic, you are always free to do so, since these devices do not damage the existing natural teeth.

Contact one of our dentists to learn more about restoring missing teeth.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment with Ping Hai DDS, request an appointment in our Marietta dental office here: https://www.drhai.com. Or call us at (770) 239-2722.

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