A partial denture may not be the best option for replacing missing teeth but it is the least expensive tooth replacement option when compared to a dental bridge or a dental implant.
- Restore some biting and chewing ability
- Better speech and pronunciation vs. having no teeth
- Restore physical changes in your face, mouth and lips that were present without teeth
- Bring back a more attractive appearance when smiling
Removable partial dentures are composed of a metal framework with plastic teeth and gum areas. The framework includes metal clasps or other attachments, which hold the denture in place. Partial dentures are removed easily for cleaning.
Clasps are C-shaped, I-shaped, and Y-shaped parts of the denture framework that fit around neighboring natural teeth. These teeth may require shaping to help hold the clasps and keep the denture securely in place.
Temporary or interim appliances serve many useful purposes and are often an integral part of a prosthetic treatment plan. These appliances can be designed to be either fixed or removable. This simple appliance is excellent for temporary replacement of front teeth while the patient is waiting for a permanent bridge, a partial, or implants. This removable interim bridge is made of a clear vacuum-formed material. The appliance simply snaps into place.
Generally speaking, partial dentures are extremely affordable and cost less than other forms of tooth replacement such as a dental implant. However, the benefits and better quality of life dental implants bring is something most patients choose when replacing their teeth.
The actual cost of a partial denture depends on your specific needs and materials used. The best way to receive an accurate quote on a partial denture is to request an appointment or call us at 530-823-2568 | Auburn or 916-784-6300 | Roseville and come in to be evaluated. All it takes is a single visit so come see us soon!