A removable partial denture meets the specific needs of the patient and can replace one or more missing teeth. Partial dentures restore natural appearance, speech clarity, and the ability to eat efficiently.
Partial Denture Types and Materials
Partial dentures are created out of a metal and acrylic composition or completely out of acrylic or nylon. A patient’s specific needs and anatomy dictate the design of the partial denture. We make every effort to construct a self-cleansing partial denture that preserves the remaining teeth and oral tissues.
Metal and Acrylic Partial Acrylic Partial Nylon Partial
Janet A. Zingale, DDS or Michael J. Zingale, DDS will design your partial denture so that the chewing forces are evenly distributed over the entire surface are of the remaining teeth and soft tissues. Your dentist make recommend changes to your remaining teeth to help equalize these forces.
Metal and acrylic partials are structurally superior. Acrylic partials are typically used as a transitional or temporary partial. Nylon partials are thinner and more flexible, and they are more aesthetically pleasing and hygienic than an acrylic or metal and acrylic partial. Most people will not notice the nylon partial in their mouth. Dr. Mike or Dr. Janet will help you determine the appropriate partial for your situation.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture may help limit movement of your existing natural teeth. They also allow you to better grind and chew food, improving digestion.