Partial dentures are designed to meet the individual needs of each patient, allowing for a natural appearance, speech clarity, and an improved ability to eat.
Partial Denture Types and Materials
Partial dentures can be created out of a variety of materials, including metal, acrylic, or composite resins. The materials that are used are determined by each patient’s specific needs and anatomy.
Metal partials are structurally superior and are generally preferred to other alternatives, as they are also thinner and more hygienic than an acrylic partial. Dr. Braverman will consult with you to determine which partial is appropriate for your situation.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
Partial dentures allow you to share your smile without the embarrassment of missing teeth. Other benefits include:
- They support cheeks, lips, and other facial structures
- They prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting
- They allow for better chewing, improving digestion
- Being removable, they allow for good access to keep adjacent teeth clean