What Are Partial Dentures in Tampa?
Partial dentures, also known as removable partial dentures, are dental appliances designed to bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Partial dentures are similar to dental bridges, but they have some key differences. A dental bridge is a fixed appliance kept in place with a permanent cement or bonding material. A partial denture is removable and more closely resembles a denture than a bridge.
A partial denture has a pink acrylic or pink acrylic and metal base with acrylic or porcelain teeth. The denture’s base sits on top of your gums, supported by the jawbone. Clasps that hook onto adjacent natural teeth add to the stability of the denture, though they’re not always required.
What Are the Benefits of Removable Partial Dentures?
The benefits of partial dentures in Tampa include:
- They can be worn immediately after an extraction
- They’re convenient
- They can be worn while eating
- They are removable
- They’re easy to clean
- It’s easy to clean adjacent teeth
- They restore your smile
- Partial dentures prevent adjacent teeth from shifting (something that can put excess pressure on your teeth, jaw joints, and facial muscles, leading to pain and damage)