If you have missing teeth or will be getting teeth removed, you might be thinking about dentures or dental implants. Many patients choose a partial denture as the device is easy to care for and is less invasive to install than an implant. Read on to learn if you’re the right candidate for a partial denture.
What is a Partial Denture?
A partial denture, also known as a flipper, is a removable device that has artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base. This base is supported by a metal framework that allows the dentures to fit securely in your mouth. Unlike dental implants, a partial denture (like a full denture) is removable. The difference between a partial denture and a complete denture is the number of artificial teeth that the device contains. Partial dentures are designed for people who still have natural teeth in their mouth.
Who Should Get a Partial Denture?
Partial dentures are good options for individuals who still have healthy teeth and are looking to replace their missing teeth with a natural looking but non-invasive device. The best candidates for partial dentures are people who have adequate jawbone and tooth support in their mouths to support the dentures. Without this support, your dentist may need to install dental implants to help keep your dentures stable.
Talk to a Dentist for More Information
Call Brenham Family Dental at 979-421-9685 to learn more about partial dentures. Our dedicated staff is here to help you with all of your dental needs!