Benefits of Partial Dentures

Full dentures? Partial dentures? How do you know which one is best for you? Having a bright smile and straight teeth helps you feel comfortable and confident. But repairing your teeth is not just about cosmetics; the ability to eat well, speak properly, and your overall confidence in social situations are all dependent on properly functioning teeth. Thankfully, there is a great option for people missing teeth who may not necessarily need a full set of dentures. Partial dentures could be the best choice for you.


Partial Dentures to Replace Missing Teeth

Let’s start at the beginning: A denture is a replacement for natural teeth typically used when you have experienced tooth loss due to any number of reasons. Dentures are not permanently attached. They are removable dental appliances. Dentures are most often used to replace several missing teeth or even to replace all teeth when necessary. Essentially, when multiple teeth are missing in a row, dentures are the best viable option.

There are two options that a denturist will recommend: a complete set of dentures or a partial set. Both kinds of denture appliances are worn for most of the day and are taken out at night to be cleaned thoroughly. Both types are commonly used and have advantages and disadvantages.

Benefits of Partial Dentures

There are many reasons a patient might need partial dentures:

  • Tooth loss due to a severe tooth infection
  • Periodontal disease
  • Weak or damaged teeth
  • Missing teeth due to injury or trauma

If you are experiencing tooth loss, it is recommended that you contact a proficient denturist right away for a thorough consultation.

If your denturist recommends a set of partial dentures it may be because: 

  • Partial dentures easily replace a single tooth or a few teeth in a row.
  • Partial dentures are often an affordable denture option.
  • Partial dentures can speedily restore the look of your mouth and fill in tooth gaps. They take much less time to fit and make than a complete set of dentures does.
  • Partial dentures have the added benefit of protecting your remaining teeth by stopping them from shifting and moving around into the space where your tooth used to be.

The Best Fit For Dentures

Partial dentures will be fitted to your mouth and are made to clip comfortably, and snuggly, into place. Depending on your denturist’s recommendations they will either be made from:

  • Acrylic. These dentures are easily held in place with metal clasps, which grip onto the surrounding teeth.
  • Metal. These are a super slim, yet strong, partial dentures and provide a great deal of support for the remaining teeth they clip onto.
  • Flexible Plastic. This type of partial denture clips into the mouth with a soft, nearly invisible, flexible plastic.

When it is time to weigh out the pros and cons of partial dentures versus full dentures, to discuss the different material options that they will be made from, and to confirm the best method to have you chewing comfortably and smiling in no time, it is recommended that you book into a reputable denture clinic for a consultation.

The knowledgeable and friendly denturists at Future Smiles Dental Clinic have two locations in Calgary to help restore your smile back to its full potential. Reach out to the administrative staff at 403-475-0016 or by contacting us through our website.


Are partial dentures a good option for me?

Whether or not to get partial dental implants is a decision that is best made after a thorough consultation with an experienced Denturist. Typically though, partial dentures feel more stable than full dentures as they are anchored to your remaining teeth with a clasp. Also, partial dentures are desirable for many patients because they do not usually require any teeth extraction before use.

Are dentures comfortable?

Unlike the dental appliances of yesteryear, today's dentures are made from a combination of high-quality materials such as acrylic and plastic. New dentures not only match the shade of real teeth and gums but modern dentures are also customized to fit your mouth and remaining teeth.

How much do partial dentures cost?

We understand that many people are looking for affordable dentures and partial dentures are a great option to fit your budget. The cost will vary, depending on how many teeth are being replaced, but you can expect it to be between $600-$2500. If you are looking for affordable dentures in Calgary, the team at Future Smiles has two locations to choose from in the Northeast and Southwest.

Share This Post:

Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

Related Posts

Book Now! Same Day Service, Free Consultations, Financing and Direct Billing Available. Two Locations to Serve You Better

Have Questions? Call Us Today At

Call Us