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Partial Dentures Highlands

Partial dentures Highlands can replace several missing teeth but not an entire upper or lower set of teeth. To get partial dentures, you must have some healthy teeth remaining in the upper and lower parts of your mouth.
This article provides information about partial dentures, including types, costs, and materials they’re made with. If you’ve experienced a loss of teeth, talk with a dentist to see if partial dentures are right for you.

Partial Dentures Highlands

Partial dentures are usually removable dentures that replace multiple teeth in the upper or lower portion of your mouth.
Partial dentures are more than cosmetic devices.
They can also enhance chewing and speaking for the wearer.
Partial dentures can also preserve the placement of the remaining teeth in your mouth, which may otherwise shift over time.

Partial dentures aren’t usually intended for around-the-clock wear. Most dental professionals will recommend removing partial dentures at night and cleaning them along with your normal oral hygiene regime.
Why would one need partial dentures?
You may benefit from partial dentures if you’ve lost multiple teeth in the top or bottom of your jaw. Some contributing factors to a loss of your teeth include:
What types of partial dentures are available?
Different manufacturing techniques and materials mean that there are a lot of partial denture options out there. The following are some considerations to know about partial denture types.
Location in your mouth
Partial dentures can replace the front (anterior) portion of your teeth or the back (posterior) portion or a combination of both.
Dentures can also aid in speaking and eating, which also enhances satisfaction.
Number of teeth on the dentures
Partial dentures aren’t the only option when it comes to replacing missing teeth. If your teeth are diseased or of a poor prognosis, full dentures, which replace an entire set of missing upper or lower teeth are an option. Your dentist will have to extract these teeth before you get full dentures (Immediate).
Immediate Dentures
A CDT/Dentist cannot always give you permanent dentures. Instead, you may have immediate (temporary) dentures. This is usually the case when your dentist has extracted damaged or decaying teeth that your partial dentures will replace.
According to the Oral Health Foundation, your gums need time to heal (between 3 and 6 months) after extractions. After this time, your CDT can craft permanent dentures.
Materials used
For the base of the dentures, a CDT can use either plastic (resin) Flexi or Chrome Cobalt alloy.
Plastic and polymers
The Oral Health Foundation also emphasizes that bases made with plastic tend to be less expensive than those made from metal. This is because metal bases are lighter and more durable than plastic alternatives. They are also more costly and time consuming to make.
Flexible dentures
Some people also choose another option for partial dentures called “flexible” dentures. These dentures are made from thin, lightweight thermoplastics and without visible metal clips.

However, flexible dentures are usually bulkier than metal alternatives because they break if they are made too thin, Also, you’ll put in flexible dentures differently than the other types.

Most metal-and plastic-based dentures are inserted directly into your mouth. With flexible dentures, you will usually warm the flexible dentures in water for a minute first to help the dentures better mold to your gums' personally am not a fan as they can act as gum strippers and also encourage the natural teeth to move due to their flexible nature. The flexi acrylic also attracts bacteria and becomes “Furry” Also most become a non-aesthetic orange color in time.
Attachments in your mouth
CDTs also can fit partial dentures with either clasps or precision attachments.
Clasps are usually made from metal and will circle at least half of your adjoining teeth to partial dentures.

Depending on where the clasps are placed, the metal may be visible when you smile.
Precision attachments will attach onto existing teeth or dental implants.

Dentists will customize precision attachments to each patient, including crowns to fit over existing teeth.
How do I choose the right partial dentures for me?
A general dentist will assess your general dental health and will then discuss what is appropriate regarding design and material. The dentist will then refer to the CDT who will will create your partial dentures.
(A referral from a Dentist is a legal requirement for a CDT to treat a dentate patient)

When doing so, they take several factors into account, such as:
When considering the type of partial dentures you would like, ask yourself the following questions:
Your Dentist/CDT will help you make the right choice when it comes to the best partial dentures for you. Below is an example of chrome frame supported dentures, matching the denture teeth and replica tissue to the patient’s own. Sometimes we must use artistic skill to create imperfections in the denture in order to harmonise with the patients existing teeth, thus the denture becomes invisible.

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