Removable Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture is a dental appliance that replaces single or multiple missing natural teeth. It can be attached to teeth with clasps or it can be attached to teeth with crowns and precision attachments. A partial denture that fills in the space created by missing teeth is essential for many reasons. It can help you to chew food properly, improve speech, give your lips and cheeks support, and prevent your remaining teeth from changing position by drifting into the surrounding spaces. Teeth that are out of position can damage the tissues in the mouth. It is vital to restore the mouth to its original state. Those individuals who currently wear a full upper denture and are missing some lower natural teeth would have great success using a lower partial denture. Upper dentures that are not supported properly by lower teeth can cause many problems. For these individuals, this may result in a poor fitting upper denture causing an increase in bone loss, tissue growth and "sore spots". A correctly fitted denture results when the fitting surfaces work together in perfect balance.