Dentures are removable dental appliances used to replace missing teeth. Partial dentures are used when a person has only a few of his/her natural teeth left. So, the dentures act as replacement tooth-like structures wherever the person is missing teeth, and the remaining space on the denture would be left empty to accommodate the natural teeth.
What are the different types of partial dentures?
Metal dentures: They are made from highly durable metals. The mold taken from a person's dental set-up is used as a reference to fabricate them. They are manufactured through a casting process. They are reliable, durable, and long-lasting as they're made from metal. But, they're not aesthetically pleasing and may sometimes feel harsh on the gums.
Acrylic dentures: They are made from acrylic, a plastic-like material widely used in fabricating dentures. They are less expensive as they are easier to fabricate. As they are made from plastic, they are less durable compared to metal dentures.
Nylon/Composite dentures: They are the most widely used type of dentures. They are made either from Nylon or composite material. They are aesthetically very pleasing, as they can be made to match the color of the gums. Also, they have excellent clasping properties, which prevent them from getting displaced easily.
Why should I get a partial denture?
Having missing teeth is always a disadvantage. Here are some of the reasons as to why you should consider dentures to replace your missing teeth.
- They are one of the most affordable ways to replace multiple missing teeth.
- They are the perfect solution to replace missing teeth when you have a few natural teeth still intact.
- They restore the functionality of the mouth.
- They improve the phonetics of a person.
- They help restore the shape of the patient's cheeks and lips.
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