With Alan Chappell (Prosthetist)
- Advanced Diploma Dental Prosthetics
- Diploma of Dental Technology
- City and Guilds of London Institute Diploma
Are you a suitable candidate for partial dentures? If you have missing teeth and are looking to close the gap, contact our team on (07) 3221 0677 to organise a consultation.
What are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are designed to replace missing teeth and prevent healthy teeth from moving about due to a loss of approximating or opposing teeth.
Generally, partial dentures have appropriately placed retaining clasps, these can be made of flexible metal or alternatively from flexible and colour assimilated material for aesthetic purposes. Partial dentures can be constructed in a combination of metal and acrylic, or purely out of the diverse acrylic available.
Depending on the teeth still remaining in your mouth, partial dentures may offer the most affordable solution for your tooth loss condition. Partial dentures are commonly recommended for patients who have lost a few teeth to tooth decay, malnutrition or a jaw-related accident.
Besides restoring the beauty of your smile, partial dentures also offer other practical advantages. They are used to fill in the gaps to help you speak and eat better. They help to prevent your cheeks and lips from caving in – resulting in a gauntly facial appearance – which is a common problem amongst people who suffer from significant tooth loss. Partial dentures also help to prevent tooth decay and gum diseases. Since the empty spaces left by the missing teeth may harbour food debris and bacteria, filling them with a partial denture can significantly reduce the risks of these common dental ailments.
Two Main Categories of Partial Dentures: Permanent (or fixed) and Removable
Either fitted over your existing teeth or under the gums, a fixed partial is commonly retained with the aid of dental implants. Designed like a bridge attached to the roof of your mouth, removal partials are held in position by clasps that fit around your existing teeth or crowns. Depending on the number and condition of your remaining teeth, your dentist would be able to determine the best type of partial denture solution for you.
Partial Denture Materials
Partial dentures may be constructed from a variety of materials, including: Full acrylic, full metal (cobalt chrome) as well as metal/ acrylic combinations. The choice of material depends largely on whether you require a fixed or removable type of partial denture.
- Full acrylic dentures consist of the denture teeth attached to an acrylic base plate. These are the cheapest and easiest to fabricate. However, they are comparatively less comfortable or stable (least grip).
- Cobalt Chrome dentures feature a metal base framework attached to an acrylic set of teeth. As compared to the full acrylic partial, Cobalt Chrome partial dentures are more comfortable to wear as they are thinner and more streamlined. They offer better retention and grip and a precise fit for optimum comfort and strength.
What's the Cost of Partial Dentures?
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To find out about our quality range of partial dentures, call Face Value Dental at (07) 3221 0677 today to schedule an appointment today.