A removable partial denture is designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient and can replace one or more missing teeth. A natural appearance and speech clarity is restored along with the ability to eat more efficiently.
Partial Denture Types and Materials
Partial dentures are created out of a metal and acrylic composition or completely out of acrylic. A patient’s specific needs and anatomy dictate the design of the partial denture and every effort is made to construct a self-cleansing partial denture that preserves the remaining teeth and oral tissues.
Dr. Lindahl will design your partial denture so that the chewing forces are evenly distributed over the entire surface are of the remaining teeth and soft tissues. Changes to your remaining teeth may be recommended to help equalize these forces.
Metal partials are generally preferred as they are structurally superior. They are thinner and more hygienic than an acrylic partial. Acrylic partials are typically used as a transitional or temporary partial. Dr. Lindahl will consult with you to determine the appropriate partial for your situation.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture may help limit movement of your existing natural teeth. They also allow you to better grind and chew food improving digestion.
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Which tooth replacement option is right for me?
There are many ways to replace missing teeth and we believe each treatment should be customized to best fit the individual patient. The best way to determine which treatment is appropriate is to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Lindahl. During this time, the patients you will undergo an evaluation to decide which restorative method is best. The evaluation will include talking with Dr. Lindahl about what you would like to achieve with your new dental restoration, whether you prefer something fixed or removable, and in this session we will discuss your financial options. By taking these elements into consideration, our team can support you in making an educated towards the best solution. We never choose for our patients, we prefer to give patients the information they need to make knowledgeable choices that ensure their long-lasting satisfaction and best health.
Schedule an appointment at Rolling Hills Dental (865) 983-4444.
Dr. Marty W. Lindahl of Knoxville, TN is a general, cosmetic, and restorative dentist who provides a variety of services to patients who are interested in enhancing the appearance of their smiles while improving their oral health and wellness. At Rolling Hills Dental, our team of dental professionals are here for you if you want to find out more about your options for restoring tooth loss. Call us today at (865) 983-4444 or visit us at 2625 Old Niles Ferry Rd.