If you don’t know much about dentures, it can be difficult to figure out what the best option is for you.
One particular area we tend to get asked a lot about is partial dentures so we’ve put together a list of some of the most commonly asked questions that you might want the answers to.
What are partial dentures?
Partial dentures are a denture with one or more false teeth that are used to fill in gaps around the remaining teeth in your mouth.
How are partial dentures made?
Partial dentures are made by taking impressions of your mouth that are used to create a wax trial denture. Once you have tested the trial denture and made any adjustments for fit or comfort, we then use this wax model to create your partial denture out of chrome, flexible material or acrylics.
What holds partial dentures in place?
Partial dentures are held in place through acrylic or metal clasps that hook onto the remaining teeth and significantly reduce movement in the denture. If many teeth are being replaced with a partial denture, you may also want to consider implant retained dentures that provide additional security.
Why should I get partial dentures?
Partial dentures are used to fill in gaps left by lost teeth. While a major benefit of partial dentures is cosmetic, there are also significant health benefits to getting partial dentures. They make the chewing and digestion of food much easier. Consider booking a free consultation with our clinician to discuss how a partial denture may benefit you.
Without dentures, you risk facing problems with your remaining teeth as they tilt, rotate and shift to fill the gap left by your lost tooth.
Read more: Replace missing teeth with partial dentures
Should I get partial dentures or full dentures?
Partial dentures are the best option for people who still have some natural teeth remaining. Full dentures are only suitable for people who have lost all of their upper or lower teeth.
Can I get a partial denture for one tooth?
Yes, partial dentures can be created to replace a single tooth.
Read more: Single Tooth Dentures
Can partial dentures have teeth added?
Depending on the size and material of the existing partial denture, your technician may be able to add more teeth to it. However in some cases you will need to have new dentures.
What do partial dentures cost?
The cost of partial dentures varies depending on how many teeth you are creating and what material you want your dentures to be created from. Our partial dentures start from £595, so we have something to fit all budgets! Find out more about the cost of dentures.
When to remove partial dentures
As with full dentures, you should remove partial dentures before going to bed.
When to replace partial dentures
You should replace your partial dentures when you lose more natural teeth or if you experience any problems with your denture such as pain or breakages.
Read more: When to replace your dentures.
Can partial dentures be relined?
Yes, partial dentures can be relined to fit changes to the shape of your mouth since they were originally fitted – although, if they are older than 5 years it’s probably worth replacing them completely.
Can partial dentures be repaired?
Yes, partial dentures can be repaired in the event of a breakage.
Partial dentures are a great option if you’ve lost one or more of your natural teeth and want to restore your smile. Book a free denture consultation with us to get started.