Partial dentures are a solution for patients who need to replace multiple missing teeth in their upper or lower jaws. These appliances consist of gum-colored acrylic and lifelike prosthetic teeth attached to a metal framework for stability. During your initial consultation at our Philadelphia, PA, office, Dr. Bruce J. Wilderman will explain your treatment options to help you make an informed decision.
Exploring Your Candidacy for Partial Dentures
The best candidates for partial dentures are those who are missing multiple teeth on one or both arches, but are otherwise in good oral health. The appliance traditionally uses specialized dental clasps to hook onto adjacent teeth for support. Patients who are missing all of their teeth on one or both arches will be better suited for full dentures.
The best candidates for partial dentures are those who are missing multiple teeth on one or both arches, but are otherwise in good oral health.
Anyone considering implant-supported partials must have enough jawbone tissue to support the posts. If you have suffered jawbone recession, tissue will need to be replaced with a bone graft before you can receive implants. During a consultation at our practice, Dr. Wilderman can help determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.