Removable partial dentures are either tooth supported or tooth and gum supported. When entirely tooth supported, the space has been replaced or filled in, but the supporting teeth remain the same.
In other words, the load has been increased on the remaining teeth. In the case of a partial denture that is both tooth and gum supported the areas where teeth are missing have been filled in with gum supported dentures. This means that the gum tissue and bone under these dentures will gradually shrink, and it is important to remember that the partial denture will have to be remade or relined periodically. If these areas are not relined, a space develops under the denture, as it is no longer bearing its fair share of the chewing load, and the remaining natural teeth are overworked. When the teeth are overloaded under these conditions, the remaining teeth will undergo accelerated bone loss.
Partial Dentures are a very good treatment option for a tooth loss; they are a non-Fixed treatment that is removable at night and for cleaning. In our modern age of dentistry partial dentures do not have to be unaesthetic, at DaVinci’s Dental Care we can make metal free retainers and partial dentures, with special attachments that can give the patient very good retention and great aesthetics.
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