Partial Dentures − Fairfax VA
A removable partial denture can restore your natural appearance, speech clarity, and chewing.
Partial Denture Types and Materials
A removable partial denture is designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient and can replace one or more missing teeth. A natural appearance and speech clarity is restored along with the ability to eat more efficiently. Partial dentures are created out of a metal and acrylic composition, completely out of acrylic, or out of a flexible material . A patient’s specific needs and anatomy dictate the design of the partial denture and every effort is made to construct a self-cleansing partial denture that preserves the remaining teeth and oral tissues.
How are partial dentures made?
Dr. Choi and Dr. Choi will design your partial denture so that the chewing forces are evenly distributed over the entire surface are of the remaining teeth and soft tissues. Changes to your remaining teeth may be recommended to help equalize these forces. Metal partials are generally preferred as they are structurally superior. They are thinner and more hygienic than an acrylic partial. The flexible partials do not have any metal so is much more esthetic, especially for patients missing front teeth. Acrylic partials are typically used as a transitional or temporary partial. In certain cases, custom partials can be fabricated with a mix of metal and flexible properties. Drs. Choi and Choi will consult with you to determine the appropriate partial for your situation.
What are the benefits of partial dentures?
A removable partial denture may help limit movement of your existing natural teeth. They also allow you to better grind and chew food improving digestion.