A partial denture is used when you want to replace one or more missing teeth and do not want to place dental implants. It is a removable appliance that fits in the mouth and is often kept in by using framework and metal clasps that wrap around your existing teeth.
The advantages of having a partial denture is that it helps restore your chewing function and holds the space of the lost tooth/teeth so that your other teeth do not move into the space. Some disadvantages of a partial denture is that it often becomes loose and needs tightening and bone loss continues in the area of the missing tooth. A dental implant helps in both theses cases.
A partial denture takes several appointments to complete. There are other options for replacing single or multiple missing teeth such as dental bridges and dental implants.
Call us today to schedule your personal consultation with one of our Mississauga Denture Dentists to discuss your personal needs.