The Cost, Types and Benefits of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures can be useful when it comes to restoring a person's smile. The loss of teeth can be quite uncomfortable for some people, and partial dentures can be a great solution that no one will ever notice.

There are various types of partial dentures, and understanding how each works makes it easier for patients to figure out what is best for them.  

Types of partial dentures

1. Acrylic removable

This type of partial denture is also known as a flipper. It is usually used when teeth need to be replaced immediately. It can also be used as a temporary solution. The artificial teeth replace the missing ones.

Acrylic removable partial dentures are bulky to make them more durable, but this can cause some discomfort.

2. Flexible partial denture

These are usually used as an alternative to acrylic removable partial dentures. It is a great option for those who are allergic to the acrylic used to make partial dentures. It is light and made of plastic, unlike the bulky acrylic removable denture. This makes it more comfortable to wear. Although it is used as a temporary solution, it can be worn for many years.

3. Implant-supported bridge

This type of denture is suitable for those who have lost multiple teeth. Unlike some other types of partial dentures, this type is a permanent solution and stays in once inserted by the dentist. The bridge is supported by a series of implants that are put into the person's jaw. One advantage of this type of denture is the fact it is a long-lasting solution that does not require any specialized cleaning.

4. Cast metal partial denture

This type of denture is removable and consists of teeth placed on a rigid metal frame. It is the most common type of removable dentures. The material used is light, making it comfortable for anyone to wear. They can be worn for a long time if properly taken care of.

5. Fixed bridge

This solution is suitable for those with very few missing teeth who have healthy teeth on both ends of the gap. The healthy teeth are fitted with crowns, while the artificial teeth are anchored down to the crowns. A fixed bridge is not removable, and the replacement teeth should be taken care of just as one would take care of real teeth.

Cost of partial dentures

The most expensive types of partial dentures are the permanent ones. For example, the implant-supported bridges tend to be the most expensive. Dentures that are considered mid-range are a cheaper alternative, and low-end dentures are the cheapest option.

Benefits of partial dentures

  • They can be installed within a short period of time, eliminating the need to wait for months with a missing tooth
  • They are not invasive, as no surgery is required
  • They do not damage the remaining healthy teeth
  • They are affordable compared to installing full dentures

Do not wait for too long to get your partial dentures. The sooner you get it, the better. Contact one of our dentists today, and work out a suitable plan to get partial dentures for your missing teeth.

Looking for partial dentures near the 33952 area? Call Dragonfly Dental of Port Charlotte at (941) 893-4240.

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