Partial dentures are tooth replacement options known for being affordable and effective at restoring the smile after tooth loss. These removable appliances are made with metal and acrylic and use the existing teeth to hold them in place. Patients who visit Drs. Harun Ayouby and Geomel Brian Bebing of Signature Smiles Dental find that Riverside, California, area patients considering these restorations often have many questions. They may also want to know if they work for their specific needs.
Let’s dive into some common questions asked about removable partial dentures.
Our team best describes partial dentures as restorations, which are removable appliances that can replace many teeth, or even just one, within the dental arch. They are easy to take out and keep clean and restore the function and appearance of the smile as they are made to match the patient’s existing teeth.
Partial dentures replace one or several teeth and can be used on the upper or lower teeth, depending on one’s needs. The partial denture does require natural adult teeth in the arch to help stabilize the metal and acrylic framework of the denture. This ensures proper support and allows them to function at their best. Without any teeth in the upper or lower dental arch, patients will need to consider full or complete dentures or implant-retained dentures for optimum fit and functionality.
Removable partial dentures are highly desirable, first and foremost, because they can be very affordable when compared to other tooth replacement options. Also, they are made to look as natural as possible, ensuring your smile doesn’t look as though dental work has been done. Partial dentures are simple to care for and an excellent option for many Riverside, California, area patients experiencing tooth loss and extractions.
Our team at Signature Smiles Dental helps patients in Riverside, California, with their oral health needs.
Our dental practice is located at 14140 Meridian Parkway, Suite #102, and is open to new and current patients and families.