Removable Partial Dentures In Duluth GA
Removable partial dentures, often just called a “partial”, consist of replacement teeth attached to gum-colored acrylic or plastic bases sometimes with a metal base for support. Unlike a full denture that replaces all the teeth of the arch, a partial uses remaining healthy teeth as anchorage and support to provide better retention and function than a full denture. Sometimes partials may be completed along with crowns to ensure the best fit and longevity of the partial.
Traditionally partials were made with a metal base with denture teeth and acrylic attached to the base to replace the missing teeth. Due to the thickness of the metal and acrylic, the partial may feel bulky or awkward. Today, most partials are made from a thin and flexible material that is less bulky and more natural feeling then the traditional metal base partials. Although partials normally replace several teeth, they can be used to replace just one missing tooth, often referred to as a “flipper”.
Partials may take some time to become accustomed to eating and speaking with them and often need minor adjustments over time. Partials can be worn all day, but It is recommended to leave partials out at night to ensure the best health of the oral soft tissues. Partials are a great tooth replacement option when time and/or finances are limited and are a great conservative way to improve overall oral esthetics and function.
Contact Lail Family Dentistry today to schedule your appointment and get the great fitting partial dentures you need. View all available dentistry services on our general services page. Lail Family Dentistry: Duluth, GA’s leading family dentistry practice.