Partial Dentures

Partial dentures for a complete smile

Partial dentures provide you with a comfortable and convenient solution if you’re missing one or several teeth. When we meet with patients who are considering partial dentures, they are often seeking a natural-looking solution that can not only improve the look of their smile, but actually restore the form and function of their jaw at the same time! Luckily, partial dentures are a lot more than an aesthetic solution. 

If you are missing one or multiple teeth, your bite pressure will change over time. This can result in difficult chewing or eating, and it also causes other problems down the road. Your existing teeth will begin to shift to compensate for any gaps in your bite, and this can lead to changes in the other structures in your mouth. Thanks to partial dentures, you have a relatively inexpensive way to help you look and feel better by bridging any gaps in your smile. 

Are you considering partial dentures? You might also be wondering how much they cost, how long they last, and if they will work for you. The team at Lakeview Denture & Implant Centre is here to answer all of your questions! We are happy to provide a free, no-obligation consultation to help you determine if a partial denture is the right solution for your needs. Call us today to learn more.

What do partial dentures cost?

The cost of your partial denture will depend on many factors, including how many teeth it is replacing and the quality of the materials used. The best way to get a specific estimate is to book a consultation with a denturist.

How many teeth are in a partial denture?

A partial denture may have a single artificial tooth, or it may have several teeth, depending on how many you’re missing.

How does a partial denture work?

Partial dentures work by filling in any missing teeth with a natural-looking solution. Partials consist of removable replacement teeth attached to a pink plastic base. A framework holds the pieces together and keeps your partial denture securely in your mouth.

Can you eat with partial dentures?

Yes–partial dentures are designed to function like natural teeth. But keep in mind, it will take some time to adjust to your partial denture. Even once you’re accustomed to wearing your partial, chewing particularly sticky or chewy foods might still be challenging.

Can you sleep with partial dentures in?

Ideally, your partial denture will be removed at night when you sleep. Not only does this give you a chance to thoroughly clean the denture and your surrounding dental tissues, but it also gives your gums a chance to recover from the pressure a denture can create. If you clench your teeth while you sleep, it’s especially important to remove your dentures so you don’t damage your denture teeth.