Removable Partial Dentures

A removable partial denture (RPD) is a dental prosthesis used to replace one or several missing teeth. Partial dentures can be taken in and out of the mouth and consist of a denture base, which closely resembles the color of your gums and denture teeth, which are attached to a supporting framework. The partial denture then attaches to the existing teeth via a clasp or some other retentive device.

 

Partial dentures are made using a model of your mouth. Your dentures will be designed by Dr. Vanda Georgescu to best fit your specific needs. Because they require use of soft tissue and remaining teeth, a thorough examination will be performed to determine if dental work is needed prior to removable partial denture fitting.

Removable Partial Dentures
Advantages:
  • Protects the health of oral tissues

  • Prevent other teeth from drifting into gaps left by missing teeth.

  • Restores the comfort of normal chewing, eating, and speech once skewed by tooth loss.

  • Improves your appearance and bolsters confidence lost when teeth were missing.

 

 

Partial Denture Treatment

The first step in making a partial denture is the preparation of the teeth. During this phase your dentist may prepare the teeth that the partial denture will use for support. Next, your dentist will take an accurate impression of the upper and lower arches of your mouth and records your bite. The impressions are then sent to the dental laboratory.

 

At the subsequent visits Dr. Vanda Georgescu will evaluate your bite, test your speech and check the appearance and function of the partial denture teeth and gums.

 

After the final satisfactory fit and appearance are achieved, the denture is then sent back to the laboratory for final fabrication.

 

Partial Denture Complications

While every effort is made to make a good and functional partial denture, it may require a few adjustment visits and a little time for you and your partial denture to adapt to each other. The most important point to remember is that adjusting to your partial denture is a process; in some cases, it takes weeks to get used to a partial denture.

 

A new partial denture can also alter your eating and speaking habits and it may require a bit of practicing before you get comfortable.