Are you missing just a few teeth? If so, our knowledgeable dentist may recommend a partial denture. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain and several teeth are missing. A removable oral appliance, a partial denture is supported through the use of a metal framework or clasps, which attach to the surrounding natural teeth. Partial dentures are created from artificial teeth, usually made from porcelain or high-quality plastic. These artificial teeth are placed in a pink base that mimics the appearance of natural gum tissue. When in place, a removable partial denture looks like natural teeth and gums. Dr. James Rotilie, DDS will make certain that your removable partial denture is stable and fits properly so it will not come loose or shift in your mouth while you speak, eat, smile, or laugh.
A partial denture can improve your smile by enhancing your facial shape, restoring the beauty of your smile, and improving your ability to speak, eat, and chew as normal. In addition, partial dentures can prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting into the space left by the missing teeth. If you are missing multiple teeth and would like to learn more about partial dentures in Warren, Ohio, we invite you to contact us at Lordstown Dental Clinic today.