Partial dentures have a reputation for being uncomfortable. With that admission out of the way, we can talk about the ways Dr. Currie can make a functional, comfortable and even beautiful partial denture work well for you.
Partial Dentures–Best Uses
- If you have more than three teeth in a row that need to be replaced, a partial denture is an economical solution. Dr. Currie can then replace all the missing teeth with a single appliance.
- If the teeth on either side of the gap are not strong enough to support a fixed bridge, a partial denture is an excellent choice.
- New "precision attachment" partial dentures are made entirely of plastic, and have clasps that are clear or pink, and virtually invisible. They are more expensive than regular partials, but usually fit and look much better.
Partial dentures can yield beautiful results. The patient pictured below had crowns on her front teeth, and a partial denture to replace her back teeth.
Disadvantages of Partial Dentures
- A poorly crafted partial denture can be an uncomfortable, constant distraction. Dr. Currie has the skills and experience to make sure your partial denture is as comfortable as it is possible for it to be.
- Traditional partial dentures have visible clasps, making it obvious that something artificial is in your mouth.
- If you lose more teeth or your teeth shift, you’ll need a new partial denture. This is true of many dental appliances.
Each situation is different, and only you and Dr. Currie can decide if a partial denture will work well for you. Contact our office to make an appointment and discuss your options.