Partial Dentures –
Replace Missing or Broken Teeth

Partial dentures are completely removable dentures. Unlike complete dentures, which provide a whole new set of teeth, partial dentures only replace some teeth that are damaged or missing.

Partial dentures can be made from artificial resin, metal, or acrylic material, and they replace part of the front or back portion of your mouth. Your dentist may also insert a small metal clasp that attaches to the remaining healthy teeth for more stability.

You may need a dental crown for several reasons:

How Do I Know If I Need Partial Dentures?

Partial dentures have many benefits. They help preserve the remaining healthy teeth in the mouth, they can fix speech impediments, and they help improve self-esteem and self-confidence.

You might need partial dentures if you have:

What to Expect From Your Partial Dentures Appointment?

The procedure for partial dentures is quite simple. Your dentist will first take an impression of the mouth and your measurements. They will then send your details to the lab where the prosthetic will be created.

It may be a few weeks or months before your dentures are ready, so your dentist may provide a temporary partial denture while you wait.

  • Missing teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Gaps in the teeth
  • Experienced injury to the mouth

Partial Dentures – FAQs

Can I eat normally with my partial dentures?

Yes! Partial dentures are intended to mimic natural teeth. You can eat anything you normally would with partial dentures. As with any dental procedure, it may feel strange at first, but you will soon adapt to your new teeth.

Can I wear my partial dentures at night?

You should always remove your partial dentures at night. They should be placed in a cleaning solvent before bed to eliminate any bacteria that has built up during the day.

How do I take care of my partial dentures?

It’s important to care for your partial dentures just like you would your natural teeth. You should use a soft, denture-specific toothbrush to clean the prosthetic every night. Continue with your regular hygiene habits and see your dentist regularly for optimal oral health.

How much do partial dentures cost?

The cost of dentures depends on the complexity of the issue, and whether you require full or partial treatment. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions about the procedure when you book a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Sarah Latterell.