A removable partial denture is designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient and replace more than one missing tooth. A natural appearance and speech clarity is restored along with the ability to eat more efficiently.
Partial Denture Types and Materials
Partial dentures are created out of a metal and acrylic composition or completely out of acrylic. Dr. Chu, Farber, Hughes, and Gresh will design your partial denture so that the chewing forces are evenly distributed over the entire surface area 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. Acrylic partials are typically used as transitional or temporary partial. Your dentist at Day Hill Dental will discuss these options with you to determine the appropriate partial for your situation.