All About Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture is a great solution designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient and can replace one or more missing teeth.
What are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are a great solution for people who need to replace only a few teeth, as opposed to an entire set of teeth. At Herald Square Dental & The Denture Center, Dr. Ian D. Pasch and Dr. Arthur Yam treat many patients in the New York area who are thrilled with their removable partial dentures, also known as “partials.” These are attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or cosmetic retainers.
Your partial denture may feel awkward or bulky for the first few weeks, but your mouth will get used to it. It is not unusual to feel minor irritation or soreness. You need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Yam, Dr. Pasch, Dr. Shirzadnia or Dr. McCall for regular fit adjustments to relieve any soreness as necessary. One of the great benefits of replacing missing teeth with a partial is an improvement in your speech and chewing. Once you’re used to your new partial dentures, you will be eating better, speaking clearly and Smiling with Confidence!
Which type of partial denture is right for you?
Partial dentures are created out of a metal and acrylic composition or completely out of acrylic. A patient’s specific needs and anatomy dictate the design of the partial denture and every effort is made to construct a partial denture that preserves the remaining teeth and oral tissues.
Ian D. Pasch, D.D.S., Arthur Yam, D.D.S., Alfred Shirzadnia, D.D.S. and Manuela McCall, D.M.D. will design your partial denture so that the chewing forces are evenly distributed over the entire surface are of the remaining teeth and soft tissues. Changes to your remaining teeth may be recommended to help equalize these forces.
Metal partials are sometimes preferred as they are structurally superior. They are thinner and more hygienic than an acrylic partial. Acrylic partials are typically used as a transitional or temporary partial. Our expert team will consult with you to determine the appropriate partial for your situation.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture may help limit movement of your existing natural teeth. They also allow you to better grind and chew food improving digestion.