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When many teeth in an arch are missing, a partial denture is a good treatment for replacing them. Partials are removable appliances that are held in place by clasps that fit around some of the remaining teeth. The first step in placing a partial is to shape the supporting teeth. Then we take impressions of your mouth, including the prepared teeth. An accurate model of your mouth is made from these impressions, and the la uses this model to create the denture framework. In some cases, a wax rim is mounted on the framework for you to try in. This helps confirm the correct relationship between the upper and lower teeth. The lab then creates a wax replica of the final denture, called a wax-up. Depending on the circumstances, we may have you try in the wax-up, and we’ll note any changes to the fit of the base and the color, shape, and placement of the teeth. We then send it back to the lab, and they process it to create the final denture. When the denture is ready, you’ll try it in, and we’ll make any necessary adjustments.

Partials have many benefits: 

  •  Prevent teeth from shifting
  •  Balance the bite
  • Provide support for lips and cheeks

With proper homecare and regular adjustments and relines, your partial denture can provide a functional bite a natural-looking smile.

Precision Partials

When many teeth in an arch are missing, a precision partial denture is a good treatment for replacing them. Precision partials are removable appliances that are held in place by special attachments that are fitted to your teeth. These attachments help hide the clasps, so they’re significantly less visible in your mouth. The first step in placing a precision partial is to shape the supporting teeth, so the attachments will fit them precisely. Then we take impressions of your mouth, including the prepared teeth. An accurate model of your mouth is made from these impressions, and the lab uses this model to create the precision attachments. When the attachments are ready, we place them on your teeth, and then take new impressions. A new model is made, and the denture framework is made on this model to fit your bite and the attachments. In some cases, a wax rim is mounted on the framework for you to try in. This helps confirm the correct relationship between the upper and lower teeth. The lab then creates a wax replica of the final denture, called a wax-up. Depending on the circumstances, we may have you try in the wax-up, and we’ll note any changes to the fit of the base and the color, shape, and placement of the teeth. We then send it back to the lab, and they process it to create the final denture. When the final denture is ready, you’ll try it in, and we’ll make any necessary adjustments

Precision Partials have several benefits:

  •  Prevent teeth from shifting
  •  Balance the bite
  •  Provide support for lips and cheeks
  •  Hold dentures in place
  •  Help you look your best

With proper homecare and regular adjustments and relines, your precision partial denture can provide a functional bite a natural-looking smile.

Alternatives 

When you’re missing most or all of your upper or lower teeth, you have several choices for replacing them.

Treatment alternatives:

  •  Conventional full denture
  •  Overdenture
  •  Implants

When all the teeth are missing or must be removed, we can make a conventional denture to replace them. They can fit and function well at the start. However, when all the teeth in an arch are missing, the jawbone gradually shrinks, so if you have some teeth that can be saved, we may recommend that you keep them and wear an overdenture. Overdentures are dentures that are held in place by some of your existing teeth. This allows them to be more secure and feel more natural than conventional dentures. And, because we are leaving some of your natural teeth in place, bone loss is slowed significantly. Implants are another possibility. Implants are small metal posts that replace the roots of missing teeth, so they help maintain the health and shape of the jawbone. They also hold dentures or other restorations securely in the mouth. However, implants require surgery, and they can take months to heal completely. If you are thinking about delaying treatment, you should know that the jawbone will continue to shrink, making future treatment more complex. Without treatment, speaking and eating properly will become increasingly difficult, and your lips and cheeks will lack the support they need for a more youthful appearance. That’s why we recommend denture treatment now to help you stay healthy and keep a beautiful smile.

When you’re missing teeth, you have several choices for replacing them.

 Treatment alternatives:

  •  Bridge
  •  Implant-supported crown or bridge
  •  Partial denture

A bridge is an artificial tooth that is anchored by teeth next to the space. It’s fixed in the mouth, so it’s stable and secure. However, getting a bridge requires us to reduce the supporting teeth, and reducing teeth can sometimes lead to decay and root canal therapy. Implants are another possibility. Implants are small metal posts that replace the roots of missing teeth and hold crowns and bridges securely in the mouth. Because implants replace the roots of teeth, they help maintain the health and shape of the jawbone. However, implants require surgery, and they can take months to heal completely. A partial denture is held in place by clasps or special attachments. Depending on the type of partial denture, the supporting teeth require minimal preparation, and partials are removable for sleeping and easier cleaning. If you are thinking about delaying treatment, you should know that when missing teeth aren’t replaced, the surrounding teeth can shift, causing a variety of dental problems. In addition, the jawbone will continue to shrink, making future treatment more complex and charging your appearance. And without treatment, speaking and eating properly can become increasingly difficult. That’s why we recommending treatment now to help keep your mouth healthy and preserve your beautiful smile.