Removable Partial Dentures
If you have several missing teeth, one option for
replacing them is with a removable partial denture.
tooth replacements vary in complexity and durability from elaborate
systems of clasps and teeth to simple plastic pieces with clips on
To the right is a picture of a standard removable partial
denture. Grooves and planes may be ground into the surface of some
of the teeth so that the appliance will fit securely, will not
unduly stress the teeth it is attached to, and will remain in place
while eating and talking. When made well, they can be very
comfortable, but it is always noticeable that something foreign is
in your mouth, and a period of adjustment is always required.
A removable partial denture
A dental flipper partial is a much
simpler device and much less expensive to make. An acrylic tooth is
fastened to an acrylic plate, and metal clips may be fashioned to
help hold it in place. However, a dental flipper isn't very securely
fastened, and it may have to be removed for eating. It is generally
recommended only as a temporary tooth replacement.
With either device, they need to be removed and
the mouth cleaned after every time you eat. If not, the places where
they clip onto your teeth will tend to decay very
readily. There are a lot of disadvantages to a removable partial, and it
isn't recommended as a permanent treatment.
A dental flipper partial
Phoenix implant dentist Dr. Arthur
Chal constructs all of these appliances for his patients, depending on
their needs. The best option for replacing a missing tooth is usually a
dental implant. Another option is a