Partial dentures are designed to be used to replace missing teeth when you still have some natural teeth remaining. They clip on to your natural teeth with metal clasps. They consist of replacement teeth matched to the colour of your natural teeth, attached to a gum-coloured base. Partial dentures have the benefit of not requiring any modification to your remaining teeth. They are a viable alternative to dental implants as they can be more cost-effective, and patients do not need to undergo the dental surgery that implants require. Fitting partial dentures is straightforward and painless.
As with full dentures, partial dentures are custom-made to suit your teeth and gums by taking detailed measurements and moulds. This ensures they fit perfectly to your mouth, looking as natural as possible and with as much functionality as possible. Several appointments may be necessary to achieve just the right fit, so any irritations can be addressed in the early stages and corrected.
Partial dentures can be easily removed for cleaning and should not be left in overnight.
As with other forms of dentures, good oral hygiene routines are essential and will help to make your partial dentures last for as long as possible – in some cases they can last up to 15 years. Regular dental check-ups are also important to ensure your partial dentures are in good condition and you have no other dental issues developing. And because your mouth changes shape over time, we monitor the fit of your partial denture from year to year and make adjustments if necessary.
Your Denture Experts
Our Clinical Denture Technician, Waverley Nation, has more than 20 years’ experience fitting 1,000s of full and partial dentures. Her extensive training allows her to assess each individual’s needs and develop denture solutions to suit their needs and lifestyle. She is passionate about creating dentures which give her patients renewed confidence and the ability to eat the foods they love without restriction.