How Do Partial Dentures Work?

How Do Partial Dentures WorkWhen you lose one or more teeth, we want to help you improve your ability to eat and speak by replacing your missing teeth. We have a number of options available to restore your smile, from dental bridges to full dentures. But what if you have several missing teeth, but not enough to warrant a full prosthetic? In these situations, we may recommend a partial. How do partial dentures work?

Try Our Partial Denture Quiz

  1. True or False: Replacing missing teeth can prevent misalignment.
  2. True or False: Partials can address tooth loss spread across the arch.
  3. True or False: The prosthetic looks natural.
  4. True or False: You will need to care for your prosthetic.

Answer Key

  1. True. When you lose one or several teeth, then you have a gap in your smile. The surrounding teeth can drift from their positions as a result of the gap, causing misalignment to form. An uneven smile can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, you can develop issues with your jaw joints.
  2. True. The prosthetic consists of replacement teeth and a base that mimics the appearance of the gums. There are metal clasps that attach to the natural teeth, anchoring the new ones firmly into place.
  3. True. The prosthetic is based on detailed impressions taken of the smile. We use lifelike materials in the construction of the teeth and base. The goal is to ensure the new teeth blend seamlessly with your smile.
  4. True. We can offer detailed instruction on caring for your new prosthetics. If you have any questions about our partial dentures, then please contact our office today.

Dr. Brent Engelberg and his highly-skilled team proudly serve patients and their families from Arlington Heights IL, and all surrounding communities. To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at (847) 230-9703.