Dentures in Inver Grove Heights, MN
A partial denture is a removable appliance that is tasked with replacing one or many missing teeth. This can be as a result of age, decay or impact. It works by using a metal framework that is colored with acrylic tissue, meant to look like your gum line. Affixed to the framework are false teeth as well as small clamps that hold the appliance in place.
Many people experience success with partial dentures and as such, prefer them. However, there are those who experience troubles with dentures, even with a quality product and fit like those that we offer.
Some patients are concerned about how a partial denture will affect their ability to chew and talk and while a third of patients experience some loss of chewing strength, many have positive results. As with all things, results and mileage may vary. The lifetime of a partial denture is particular to the patient. A patient who has increased acid in his or her saliva for instance may require a replacement sooner than someone whose saliva is more alkaline.
It takes about five weeks over the course of 4 appointments in order to prepare, create and fit your partial dentures. If you’re looking for an alternative, speak to your dentist about a fixed bridge or implant to replace missing teeth. Depending on the location of the missing teeth and the condition of your jaw, those might be options for you.