Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial denture are designed to replace the loss of natural teeth whether it be only one tooth or multiple teeth (but not all the teeth) on any given arch. It will help fill in the gaps of missing teeth, maintain the position of your natural teeth, help you chew and digest your food better, and restore your appearance. Partial dentures do not harm your remaining natural teeth when designed properly; they in fact prevent your natural teeth from shifting, drifting or over growing into the spaces left by the loss of a natural tooth.
There are several material types available for partial dentures. The most stable and commonly used material is the cast metal partial. This type of dentures is very strong, light, thin and durable. The type of metal that we use in our office is a chrome cobalt alloy that is nickel and beryllium free. While it is best to use the metal clasp for stability; we do have clear or white clasps available for those that do not wish to show metal on the anterior region while smiling.
We also have acrylic partials available. The base of this type of denture is made entirely of pink acrylic and may or may not have stainless steel wires available as clasps to hold the denture in place. This type of denture requires more thickness of material as it does not have the same strength and durability as the cast metal partial. It is usually used as as transitional or immediate denture and is less expensive in cost.
For those that are allergic to either metal or acrylic partials, we have a Flexite material available. It is a nylon plastic material which is thin, light and is semi-translucent pink in colour. Though it is not as strong a material as the cast metal partial, it is a good substitute for those allergic to the other materials available.
For our partials, we have three different qualities of denture to choose from: Standard, Precision and BPS. The quality of the three different dentures is reflected in the wear and tear of the teeth themselves, esthetics, the fittings involved to ensure comfortable and properly fitting dentures and the instrumentation to do so. Please feel free to set up an appointment with one of our denturists to see which quality works best for you.

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Transitional Dentures

To avoid being without teeth when having several teeth extracted, you can have a temporary denture fabricated. This treatment involves having impressions taken of your mouth prior to having your teeth removed and may involve a few fittings. When your natural teeth are extracted your Dentist or Oral Surgeon can then place your transitional denture immediately in your mouth. This acts as a bandage, prevents you from having to go without teeth and provides you with something to chew with during the healing
process.

It is very important to follow the postoperative instructions of both your Denturist and Oral Surgeon during your healing process.

The healing process takes approximately 3 months and during this time your tissues and bone change so, you may require adjustments and temporary liners or tissue conditioners to maintain comfort and the best possible fit during this time.

Our office recommends having a new permanent set of dentures made when the process is complete to ensure that you have a comfortable proper fitting set of dentures. The temporary denture then becomes a spare set of dentures.