When you think of the word “denture” you may think of a full set of false teeth but that’s not always the case. Yes, full dentures can be used to replace a whole set of teeth but you can also have a removable partial denture to fill the gap from just one missing tooth. Needless to say, a denture filling the gap of one tooth is nowhere near the size of a full denture and they can be almost as small and thin as you wish (within reason of course).
A partial denture is the perfect solution for a missing tooth or teeth. They can be made from various materials and as previously mentioned, can be as light, thin and minimal as possible.
How do partial dentures work?
Partial dentures can work in a few different ways. They fit into the gap left behind from the now missing natural tooth and rest on the gum. Metal or acrylic clasps are sometimes used to support the denture. They are secured around the natural teeth, either side of the gap and this technique can significantly reduce any movement.
The process for having this custom made appliance is the same as that for a full denture and it involves the same steps and appointments.
Where do I go to see about getting a partial denture made?
We invite you to attend an initial FREE consultation with our Clinical Dental Technician(CDT) Kevin Manners at any of our clinics in Nottingham, Mansfield or Newark.
During this appointment you will be able to discuss all of your options in detail and decide with Kevin on which appliance will be best suited to you, what material it will be manufactured from etc.
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From here, after all questions have been asked and answered accordingly and both parties are happy to proceed, treatment can begin.
To learn more about the process and what to expect, please see our article about the process of having new dentures and what to expect.
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PLEASE NOTE: In order for us to make a partial denture, as a CDT, Kevin needs to work in conjunction with a dentist to ensure that your remaining natural teeth are in a good enough and healthy enough state to support the partial denture.
If you’re not a regular visitor to the dentist you are more than welcome to visit The Castle Clinic where you can see Dr Lisa Godfrey or Dr Justin Dinley who are both located at our Nottingham clinic.