Facts you need to know about Partial Dentures
With advancing dental technologies in tooth restoration, partial dentures may be more common than full dentures. A partial denture replaces a few or more missing teeth while utilizing any of the remaining natural teeth you may have in order to stay in place.
Partial dentures can be made out of all acrylic or cast metal and acrylic combined. . Beyond appearance, a partial denture enables you to chew your food properly, speak easier, and maintain the health of neighboring teeth.
Our Denturists are pleased to offer many partial denture features such as:
• Cast-metal frameworks for comfort, durability, and strength. Precision attachments give your Denturist the ability to eliminate the metal clasp.
• Flexible partials eliminate metal and allow the clasps to be less visible.
• Acrylic partials allow for quickness and ease of adjusting to changes to the treatment that may be imminent ( ie: adding teeth).
A partial denture maintains the health of neighboring teeth by preventing them from drifting. Without a partial denture to maintain the spacing, neighboring teeth begin to shift making them more difficult to clean and likely to be lost.
Types of partial dentures:
Acrylic & Cast Partial
The main difference between the dentures are:
• Acrylic vs. Cast Partial (Strength and longevity of denture )
• The material of the denture teeth (How wear resistant the denture is, the appearance of the teeth/layers)
Generally considered a temporary denture. Without a metal substructure, dentures are much more prone to breaking.
Considered a long-term denture with an average use of 5 years. Cast partial dentures reduce the shifting of neighboring teeth.
Temporary or Surgical Partials
To avoid the situation of being without teeth, our Denturists here at Minuk Denture Clinic can fabricate an Immediate Denture (Surgical Denture). This involves taking impressions of your mouth while your natural teeth are still present. Your Denturist can fabricate a denture in the likeness of your natural teeth or make the necessary modifications you wish.
As healing occurs, the oral tissues recede so denture adjustments may be required. Follow-up appointments with your Denturist are necessary. In order to maintain the best fit and comfort, a temporary liner or tissue conditioner may be placed in your denture. During the next few months, bone and gum tissue will continue to heal and shrink to some degree; however, the rate of change decreases with time. This is a natural occurrence and is to be expected. After the healing process is complete, your denture will need to be relined, rebased, or remade.
This may seem like a lot of information, and it is! This is why we offer free, no-obligation consultations with your Denturist. . At the end of the consultation, all clients are given a Treatment Package. This package includes options for suggested treatment with an estimate for cost, consent to treatment (once decided), and a Denture Care Schedule (step-by-step explanation of all appointments).
Once you have consented to treatment, your Denturist will work hand in hand with all other dental professionals involved in the treatment plan. (If applicable ie: Periodontist or Oral Surgeon). Then, your smile transformation begins!
Call our office today to schedule your free consultation. Your new smile is waiting for you!
Minuk Digital Denture and Implant Clinic Centre is Canada’s largest Denture clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba. With over 100,000+ dentures created since 1977, our team is confident that we can help you love your smile again. Minuk has denture solutions for all budgets and is here to help you understand the cost of dentures and the process of getting new dentures. Our team of Denturists and expert staff are here to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. Check out our Smile Stories and learn more about the Minuk difference by reviewing our website or calling us at 204.589.6329. Book your Free Consultation Today!