Have you considered dentures as a replacement for your absent teeth? If so, maybe partial dentures are a better fit, especially when few teeth are actually missing.
If you’ve suffered for many years with a mouth full of decaying teeth, dentures may sound promising. However, if you’re only missing a few teeth, you might be a better fit for partial dentures.
Different Types of Partial Dentures
In case you’ve ever wondered, there are more than one type of partial denture. In fact, there are a few distinct types. Each type specializes in your particular need. Here are a few varieties to help you understand.
Cast Metal Removeable Partial
Why remove all your teeth and settle for full dentures when partial dentures are all you need? This is what cast metal partials provide – a simple solution. These partial dentures are removeable with a basic cast metal frame. These hold high-quality replacement teeth. This basic option can last for many years.
The Fixed bridge works well in areas where one or two teeth are missing. The pros of this option include the ability to clean and floss the partial just like with natural teeth. The cons are that the two teeth and either end have to be ground down to accept the partial anchoring crowns. Either way, this solution prevents losing a mouth full of teeth.
Acrylic and Flexible Removable Partial
Both these options work well with replacing gaps in your smile. Although acrylic partial dentures are rather bulky, many people still use these for many years. The Flexible version is designed for those who may be allergic to the acrylic version.
Your Options with Partial Dentures
Before you choose full dentures, consider partial dentures. Bayside Dental can provide what you need to know before making improvements with your dental work. After all, your satisfaction is our first priority.