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What are Removable Partial Dentures?
As the world of dentistry continues to evolve, there are now more options than ever when it comes to tooth replacement options, and partial dentures have become a popular choice. Removable partial dentures, in particular, are a great option for someone who is seeking replacement of missing teeth.
In this article, we discuss what removable partial dentures are and how they work. With so many different dental appliances, it can be helpful to know what each is and in what situations they are helpful. Keep reading to find out what a removable partial denture is and how it can change your life!
Removable partial dentures
Most people associate the term “dentures” with the big bulky prosthetic devices that act as fake teeth. But as dentistry continues to evolve, there are now certain types of dentures that do not act the same way.
What is a removable partial denture?
Removable partial dentures are simply dentures that are not complete and they can be removed. Partial dentures are a popular choice for people who still have some natural teeth remaining within their mouths. Also, having the luxury of being able to remove them is seen as advantageous to some people since dentures are said to be bulky or in the way.
Removable partial dentures may be created with a metal framework and clasps that can connect to the natural remaining teeth. Another option for attaching to the teeth are connectors which may look more natural, as they are not typically metal. Precision attachments may be recommended, as well. These are more aesthetically pleasing and still connect straight to the natural teeth.
Dental crowns may need to be placed on the remaining natural teeth so that the partial denture fits better. Sometimes, there may be alignment or fitting issues, if dental crowns are not used.
Why to get these dentures
These types of dentures may be a great option if some of the natural teeth are still present. Removable partial dentures allow a person to make use of their remaining teeth which can provide a more natural feel as well as benefit the body.
Removable partial dentures can help a person achieve a more natural eating process where the bite is evenly distributed across the entire mouth. They are also less bulky in the mouth than that of traditional dentures.
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Want to know more about removable partial dentures? These prosthetic devices can change the way that you eat and the way that you smile. Keep some of your natural teeth but replace all of the missing ones with a removable partial denture. Consult with a professional who can help evaluate your situation!
Get in touch with us today so that we can help you further. Our team would be happy to go over the process with you so that you better understand. Give us a call or stop by our office, we are here to assist.
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