A partial denture replaces one or more missing teeth on a framework that can be removed for cleaning.

Partial Denture

If only a few teeth are missing, or if most of the teeth may be left in place, a partial denture is a common alternative to the complete denture.  It may be all plastic (acrylic) with clasps or it may be metal with plastic (acrylic) with clasps or precision attachments.

The process for creating the partial is essentially the same as for the complete denture, but the final partial denture is fitted to and among the remaining teeth.  A partial denture is an affective method of filling spaces between teeth, maintaining normal chewing ability, and preventing the shifting of teeth that can occur when there are no adjacent teeth to help support them.

Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by metal framework.  Removable partial dentures attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps or devices called precision attachments.  Precision attachments are generally more esthetic than metal clasps and they are nearly invisible.

Crowns on your natural teeth may improve the fit of a removable partial denture and they are usually required with attachments.

Sometimes the use of partial dentures can be reduced or eliminated with the strategic use of implants or bridges.

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Ezbond A. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
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Great Grandfather

Dr. Ezbond A. Foutz
Harold B. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
2nd Generation:

Grandfather

Dr. Harold B. Foutz
Lawrence C. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
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Father

Dr. Lawrence C. Foutz
Barton H. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
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Dr. Barton H. Foutz