Dentures/Partial Dentures

Left: traditional partial Right:Metal-free partial

Dentures and Partial Dentures have changed in the new millenium.  patients now have the option of softer, more flexible materials.  Partials can now be made without metal clasps and hooks, and sometimes no metal at all.

Partials are used when patients are missing some of their teeth but not all of them.  The teeth on partials can be made to match the shade of existing teeth in order to look more natural.  Full dentures are used when patients have no remaining teeth.  Both partials and dentures are removable and need to be taken out and cleaned at night.  Just as you would brush your natural teeth, partials and dentures need to be brushed with a soft toothbrush but without toothpaste.