Partial Dentures

A partial denture is a removable device replacing one or several missing natural teeth. It is supported by the remaining natural teeth and gums. It replaces what is lost and preserves what is left.

Partial dentures can be made of two types of material - acrylic or cobalt-chrome base. There are then choices of acrylics and metals that can be used as the denture base, which vary in strength, colour and thickness.

A partial Denture is important for the conservation of your natural teeth, wear and tear is minimised by distributing the chewing forces between your natural and artificial teeth.

The retention of a partial denture is obtained by attachment to natural teeth, using a stainless steel or metal clasps. Metal clasps are precise fitting and will not wear your teeth but food will collect around them, which can cause plaque. Proper cleaning after each meal and oral hygiene is paramount. Partial Dentures are not permanently fixed in the oral cavity and therefore need to be taken out at night.