How Partial Dentures Are Used for Dental Restoration

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Patients who have missing teeth need dental restoration, procedures that are necessary to help restore their smile. While there are multiple restoration options available, partial dentures are frequently recommended and have many benefits.

What are partial dentures? 

Partial dentures are a type of removable denture that is used to help fill the gaps in the mouth from missing teeth and restore the function and appearance of a patient’s smile. These are similar to traditional dentures but are used with patients who still have teeth and soft tissue remaining in the jaw.

These dentures typically use a metal frame with a gum-colored plastic or resin base for a natural appearance, with prosthetic teeth made of either acrylic or porcelain attached on top. Partial dentures have precision attachments or clasps that connect to the teeth to keep them in place and ensure they fit securely. 


Partial dentures have many advantages over other dental restoration options. They are more cost-effective compared to other procedures, making them an ideal choice for many patients. They are also sturdy and built to last for many years. 

Partial dentures are a less invasive option compared to other dental restorations, requiring no surgery, and the process to receive them does not take as long to complete as for implants. Many patients also find that the adjustment period for partials is much easier.

Reasons partial dentures may be necessary 

When a patient is missing one or more teeth, it causes the others to begin to shift around and move into the empty space. The loss of teeth can also leave the ones remaining vulnerable to plaque buildup, decay, and gum disease as the teeth moving together in close proximity makes it more difficult to brush and floss them properly. The shifting may change the patient's bite, which makes eating and chewing more difficult and can cause pain and soreness in the jaw. 

Tooth loss can result in the soft tissues and jawbone beginning to shrink. When there is a shrinkage of tissue and bone, it can greatly alter the appearance of the face and lead to sagging. When using a dental restoration such as partial dentures, patients can prevent shifting teeth and bone loss while having a complete smile.

Partial denture care 

Practicing proper denture care is an important part of ownership of partials and ensures the longevity of the prosthetics. Dentists typically recommend denture cleaning solutions designed for that purpose, as toothpaste, soap, and dishwashing liquid are too abrasive and can damage the dentures. Denture brushes should be used every day to remove food and plaque as well as to prevent staining. 


Partial dentures are a helpful dental restoration option that is inexpensive and easier to have placed compared to other restoration procedures. Partial dentures can help prevent complications such as teeth shifting, jawbone loss, and gum disease, as well as restore a patient’s confidence and smile.

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