Dentures are an excellent dental restoration option for people with missing teeth. There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. In this piece, we will focus on the partial dentures as we provide them at Swansboro Family Dentistry. Partial dentures are dentures that replace only some of the missing teeth. They can be made from different materials, including acrylic and metal. Partial dentures are a great option for people who have lost some teeth but still have some healthy teeth left in their mouth.
Types of Partial Dentures
There are several types of partial dentures customers can choose from. These include:
Acrylic partial dentures
Acrylic partial dentures are the most affordable dentures. They are made of an acrylic base that is usually pink or tan in color. Acrylic partial dentures can be used on any teeth they fit, unlike metal partials that must be custom-fitted for each patient's mouth by a dentist using impressions and molds.
Metal Partial Dentures
Metal partials are relatively more expensive than their acrylic counterparts but provide better support overall. Like all other metal products, they come with different finishes such as polished chrome, brushed nickel, gold plating, etc., depending upon the customer preference and budget constraints. They are custom-fitted for each patient's mouth by a dentist using impressions and molds.
Resin Bonded Partial Dentures
These dentures use metal clasps to hold the denture in place against the gum tissue. The resin (a type of plastic) is molded to look like natural teeth and gums. They are relatively affordable but tend to be less durable than other partial dentures. These offer a more natural look and feel than acrylic dentures but are aren’t as resistant to wear and tear.
Cast metal partial denture
Cast metal partial dentures are the most durable type of partial dentures. They are made of high-quality materials, such as gold or platinum, and can last for many years with proper care. They are custom-fitted for each patient's mouth by a dentist using impressions and molds.
Who Can Benefit from Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are a great option for people who have lost some teeth but still have some healthy teeth left in their mouth. Partial dentures can also be used to replace missing front teeth. They are available in acrylic and metal materials, so customers can choose the option that best suits their needs. Partial dentures are more affordable than complete dentures and provide a natural-looking smile restoration solution for those with missing teeth. Metal partial dentures offer better support overall than acrylic partials, making them a good choice for patients with more extensive tooth loss. Cast metal partial dentures are the most durable partial denture and can last for many years with proper care. For those who want the best possible quality and durability They are a good choice.
Partial Dentures Benefits
First, partial dentures can restore the ability to chew and speak properly. They can also improve the appearance of your smile and make you look younger. Partial dentures can also help keep your remaining healthy teeth in place, preventing them from moving out of position. Additionally, partial dentures may help prevent gum disease and bone loss in the jawbone.
If you are missing some or all of your teeth, partial dentures may be a good option for you. Contact our office today at 910-421-3022 to schedule an appointment with one of Swansboro Family Dentistrys experienced dentists and learn more about how partial dentures can improve your quality of life.