Nearly 6% of adults in the United States have partial dentures to fill in the spaces created by missing teeth. If you assume it’s typically much older people who need them, think again: The average age for this group is 40 If you would like to improve your smile while preventing your other teeth from shifting, call or make an appointment online today with denturists David Hill, DPD and JB Kimmel, RDA, LD at Denture Services Northwest in Lakewood, Washington to learn more about partial dentures.
A partial denture is removable and consists of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored bases. Partial dentures snap down on top of your remaining teeth, which anchor the partial denture.
Partial dentures work for both your upper and lower jaw and tend to be more comfortable than full dentures, especially for your lower jaw. They also fill in the spaces from missing teeth and prevent your remaining teeth from damage that can come from extra pressure and overuse.
The different types of partial dentures include:
Cast metal partials offer the best fit of all the partial dentures available. They're also the sturdiest and least bulky option. They are fabricated using a metal framework and high-grade denture teeth.
This type of partial denture consists of artificial teeth set on an acrylic base. Acrylic partial dentures attach to your natural teeth with small metal clasps. David and JB have several varieties of artificial teeth that you can place on your denture to customize it.
The practically invisible flexible partial denture is unbreakable, lightweight, and comfortable.
Flexible partial dentures use a strong, durable plastic that snaps securely and comfortably into place around your existing teeth and gums.
Plus, the color, shape, and design of this partial denture blend in well with the natural appearance of your gums, making them virtually invisible.
To benefit from a realistic teeth replacement option and improve your smile and confidence, call or make an appointment online today at Denture Services Northwest in Lakewood, Washington.