- Amalgam or Silver Fillings
- Composite or White Fillings
- Porcelain Crowns
- Porcelain Fused Metal Crowns
- Gold Crowns
- Inlays Outlays
Dental Cleaning and Treatment of Gum Diseases
Treatment of Dental Infections
Removable Partial Dentures (Denture)
Removable partial dentures can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. If you only have a few upper or lower teeth missing or even if you only have at least two teeth remaining in either arch, a removable partial denture or RPD can be a relatively inexpensive solution. All RPD’s contain standard plastic denture teeth, which act as replacements for the missing natural teeth. The types of RPD’s available differ in terms of the materials that are used to ensure that the RPD is retained in the mouth and also support the artificial denture teeth. Partial dentures may be completely tooth supported, held in place by both teeth and tissue or supported by implants and tissue, depending on your remaining number of teeth.
Partial dentures are made from a combination of metal and acrylic or solely from acrylic. Metal construction is usually considered to be more hygienic and more durable than acrylic and metal partial dentures are also thinner. Acrylic RPD’s are mostly recommended as a temporary or transitional partial denture and your dentist will always determine which type is best suited to your needs.
RPD’s are specifically made to meet the requirements of the individual patient. The design process involves the construction of a self-cleansing partial denture that also helps to preserve the remaining teeth and the general structure of the mouth. Particular attention is given to the chewing process, since this can put adverse pressure on the remaining teeth when the patient is eating. Partial dentures are designed in order for the strain created by chewing to be evenly distributed across all of the remaining soft issue and natural teeth. In some cases, this may also require modifications to the remaining teeth, before the RPD is installed.
Removable partial dentures can offer considerable benefits. They help to ensure proper chewing by allowing for a fully adequate grinding of food before swallowing. This in turn assists with proper digestion and helps to alleviate stomach problems or conditions such as heartburn or indigestion. RPD’s can also help preserve your natural dental placement, supporting your existing teeth. Depending on the type and design of the removable partial denture, as well as their individual dental issues, some patients experience an improvement in their facial appearance, in their ability to eat without discomfort or perhaps in their speech. A removable partial denture can certainly make a big difference and a qualified dental professional will help to determine if this is the right treatment for you.