If you have missing teeth, partial dentures can restore your smile and improve your oral health. Partial dentures can be used if at least one natural tooth is left in the jaw. The partial denture will replace the missing teeth for a natural-looking smile.
A custom-fit partial denture will securely fit onto the remaining teeth in your upper or lower jaw. By using a partial denture from Dr. Obrochta/Dr. Lowry, you can feel more comfortable while you eat, speak, and smile.
What Are Partial Dentures?
A partial denture is a removable appliance consisting of a gum-colored, acrylic base with artificial teeth. Unlike a full denture, which covers the entire upper or lower gum tissue area, a partial denture attaches to neighboring natural teeth. This keeps the partial denture secure so that you can speak and eat with ease.
In addition to providing functional and aesthetic benefits, partial dentures prevent the teeth around a gap from shifting in position. When your remaining teeth change position, it can cause complications. With a partial denture in place, your natural teeth will be kept in place to maintain your oral health.
At the Lowry & Obrochta Center for Dental Health, we use advanced technology to create lightweight, metal-free partial dentures. With Dr. Obrochta/Dr. Lowry’s expertise, your partial denture will have a comfortable fit and look just like natural teeth. When you smile with a partial denture, no one will notice that you’re wearing an appliance.
Flexible Partial Dentures
A flexible partial denture is a great alternative to a traditional partial denture if you’re concerned about discomfort, speech interference, or difficulty eating with a denture. While providing the same benefits as a traditional partial, a flexible partial provides greater comfort and less bulk. A flexible partial is made from a thin thermoplastic that’s similar to nylon, so it moves with your mouth more closely than a traditional partial.
If you’re interested in a traditional or flexible partial denture for teeth replacement, contact us today to schedule an appointment.