might need a removable partial denture. I think you will benefit greatly by taking a few minutes to learn about theses neat little dental appliances and how they may help to bring back your best smile.
What is a removable partial denture?
A removable partial denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces several lost teeth that is taken in and out of the mouth daily for cleaning and maintenance. Two main types of removal be partial dentures exist one with a metal framework with hard pink denture acrylic added on top that usually has metal clamps, and a Valplast or flexible partial denture that is made of flexible semi-translucent pink acrylic material. For better esthetic results a Valplast may be the RPD of choice due to its all pink and clear acrylic clasps that are difficult to see on anterior/front teeth. The traditional metal framework RPD me be the restoration of choice if longevity, and or if the flexibility of the removable denture may cause irritation.
Why would I need a removable partial denture?
Sometimes a patient is lacking teeth (edentulous) and wants to replace several teeth and may or may not have the option to due bridgework. A partial denture may be the most reasonable and cost effective treatment option in certain circumstances.
Now that you have a little more information about removable partial dentures it will be much easier to make informed decisions about your dental health. I would be more than glad to discuss those decisions with you in person, feel free to call me at 561-557-4159 or you can even make an appointment to come see me in person at John Sarno D.M.D. 4600 Military Trail Ste. #114 Jupiter, FL 33458.