Removable partial dentures are the affordable option to fill in spaces when teeth are missing. A patient can restore multiple edentulous areas much more inexpensively than other options. A removable partial denture consists of a metal or plastic base with acrylic teeth set on that base which fits into the missing teeth spaces and is retained by the patient’s natural teeth. Dr. Root fabricates removable partial dentures through a multistep, multi-appointment “hands on” process. Every step of the way the patient is educated and counseled on what is being done, even down to the color of the teeth used in the partial dentures.
Wax bites are taken to assure an accurate bite and final impressions are taken with a high-quality impression material to give an exact replication of the patient mouth to the lab. The patient and Dr. Root even choose the shade of the teeth to be used in the dentures together. Everything is done meticulously to assure the fabrication of a high-quality, beautiful denture.
Removable partial dentures repair full chewing function, improve your smile, and keep your teeth from drifting. For many patients, this is a great option!
IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES
Sometimes additional renovation is needed for complete dentures. If a patient has a minimal amount of bone in the upper or lower jaw, this makes a traditional complete denture difficult to retain. In the past, patients just had to tolerate a loose denture or use adhesive pastes or powders to hold their dentures in place. Now, there is a solution: implant overdentures! Two to four implants can be placed in the upper or lower jaw with special ‘snap’ attachments or locator that firmly hold the denture in place. It is relatively simple, and it works!
If this sounds like a denture option for you, watch the video on implant overdentures here on our website, or call Root Dental for a consultation.