Partial Dentures

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We understand the appeal of a bright smile. Anyone missing a single tooth or multiple teeth might be apprehensive about smiling in public. Don’t fret as our dental specialists at First Point Dental will work closely with you to restore your attractive smile. One of the most common and cost-effective dental options for tooth replacement is a partial denture. In this dental procedure, a detachable, affordable, and natural-looking dental prosthetic will be placed in the mouth. Usually, dental appliances are made from Acrylic resin, porcelain, metal, or a combination of these materials. With so many types of partial dentures available, you won’t be alone in asking yourself “which type of dental plate is best for me?”. To know more about this dental procedure, schedule a consultation today!

Different Types of Partial Dentures

  • Flexible Dental Partial: This type of denture is often recommended to individuals with allergies to cast metal or acrylic materials. It would be quite comfortable, relaxing, and aesthetic like the other dentures available. Flexible partial dentures use a thin, heat-sensitive variety of plastic materials. Durability is unquestionable for several years if one practices proper oral hygiene and cleaning of your dentures. The only downside is that repair is difficult and in the event of damage, a new denture is often required.
  • Acrylic Partial Denture: This is an all acrylic denture aided by metal clasps and referred to as a dental “flipper” by many. Some patients might find it bulky and uncomfortable in the long run due to the thickness of material required in order to provide durability. It is most often used as a temporary solution for individuals who require a quick fix until a more permanent and durable solution is able to be achieved.
  • Cast Metal Partial Denture: This is the most common dental plate used in dentistry in the United States and one that we recommend at First Point Dental above all others. When considering a high-quality replacement for missing teeth, a cast metal partial is a way to go. Based on a rigid frame, it is fabricated using light and extremely thin chrome-cobalt alloy. This adds more strength as well as stability with a lifetime of several years.

Which Denture Partial is Suitable for me?

A suitable dental plate would depend on the patient’s condition. Your dentist near you would examine your dental health and overall health to determine the right denture for you. Several factors determine the denture selection for an individual:

  • Remaining teeth’s condition and support
  • Oral health
  • Financial expenditure
  • Insurance coverage
  • Oral sensitivity
  • Allergic reactions

Why would I need Dental Partial?

The dentist recommends partial dentures if you have lost multiple teeth either in the top or bottom part of the mouth. Some of the factors contributing to the loss of teeth are:

  • Tooth extraction or removal
  • Tooth decay
  • Injury to the teeth
  • Severe Periodontal Disease

After consultation and proper evaluation, the dentist will construct partial dentures best suited for you. If the surrounding teeth are unhealthy, the dentist will suggest removal and opt for a complete denture.

How much do Partial Dentures Cost?

Dental Partial costs depend upon various factors such as:

  • Denture materials
  • Number of teeth needs replacing
  • Denture placement location in your mouth
  • Denture making process/procedure

There would be other expenditures like dental care prior to denture fabrication and denture adjustments that may not be included in the original price quote.

To give an idea of the dental partial cost at First Point Dental you can feel free to contact us without any hesitation.

Will the Insurance Cover the Partial Dentures Procedure?

This would depend on your dental insurance plan and coverage. Currently, many full dental insurance plans cover your expenditure of dentures up to 50 percent.

Partial Denture Procedure Steps

Dentists spend time perfecting the dental plate in terms of functionality and esthetics. There are several steps involved in the partial denture procedure which vary depending upon the type of denture that you choose. Our team of specialists is ready to help you and explain the whole procedure in detail once it has been decided which partial is best for you. Click to schedule a consultation with First Point Dental Clinics here or give us a call at 888-736-6430

Benefits of Partial Dentures

  • Less invasive procedure
  • Affordable treatment in comparison to other tooth replacement options
  • Prevents shifting of surrounding teeth in areas where teeth are missing
  • Helps utilize the natural teeth in order to hold the partial denture in place. (Lower complete dentures often have trouble staying in place and require the aid of dental implants or denture adhesive to remain stable.)

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Our team of dentists at First Point Dental will provide you with detailed instructions about the dentures and proper oral hygiene to follow after your procedure. Also, partial dentures need to be removed every night to give relief to your tissues and teeth. In caring for your dentures, we will review in detail everything you need to know at the delivery of your final dentures. We would suggest regular dental appointments for tooth cleanings and examinations as it is vital that your natural teeth remain strong and healthy. If any additional teeth are lost due to decay or periodontal disease, a new partial is often indicated.

Frequently Asked Questions

Partial dentures will exhibit most of the same form and functionalities as your natural teeth. It will take time to adjust to your new dental appliance, but soon you will be able to consume most foods. In the beginning, you should start with soft foods while chewing slowly on both sides of the mouth. In general, hard (nuts and ice) or sticky foods (caramel) should be avoided at all costs. Sticky foods can cause dislodgement of the dental partial and hard nuts have been known to cause dislodgement of the acrylic teeth from the partial.
The best and healthy choice would be to avoid sleeping with your false teeth in place. It is important to allow the tissues to breathe and recover. If the denture is not removed and cleaned, it can also put you at risk of fungal infections.
Our team is happy to guide you through the whole process and recommend what may be best in your particular situation. A thorough evaluation is required in order to determine what that may be, but we look forward to the opportunity to serve you!

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