Partial dentures are removable appliances that replace a few missing teeth but not all of them. At Collins Dental, they are often a suitable alternative to bridges or implants when a patient may not qualify for that procedure. A partial denture consists of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base designed to fit securely around your existing teeth. The partial denture is removable and should be carefully cleaned daily with a toothbrush and toothpaste to prevent cavities or other problems. Also, it would help if you still visited the dentist for regular checkups and professional cleanings to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy and strong.
Your dentist will make an impression of your teeth, which will then be sent to a lab to create your custom partial denture. It generally takes two to three weeks for your dentist to receive your partial back from the lab. Once it is ready, you can return to the dentist’s office for your partial place. Then you can enjoy the benefits your partial can provide you! Partials are composed of replacement teeth attached to a metal frame that clips around existing teeth for support. All the pieces snap together and stay in place with suction or denture adhesive. This makes it easy to take the partial out for cleaning.
Partial dentures can also improve the look of your smile by making your face appear fuller. Get in touch with Collins Dental at 1900 7th St., Las Vegas, NM 87701, or call (505) 425-3331 for more information.