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Partial Dentures: Removable Dentures in Edmonton

If we are able to preserve some of your original teeth, partial dentures could be the right choice for you, since this will allow for a more natural look. Keeping natural teeth will also help to preserve the strength of your jawbone. When you require partial removable dentures, Edmonton’s Bonnie Doon Denture Clinic makes every effort to design a denture that preserves your remaining teeth and oral structures. Depending on your remaining teeth, your partial dentures may be completely tooth-supported or tissue/tooth-supported. The design process involved in creating a removable partial denture is specific to the patient’s needs.

Metal vs. Acrylic Partial Dentures

There are many types of partial dentures available, including both metal and acrylic partials, but how do you determine which type is right for you? Metal partial dentures are considered structurally stronger, thinner and more hygienic than an acrylic partial. Additionally, they tend to feel more natural because their weight more closely resembles the weight and feel of your natural teeth. You can also add additional teeth to your metal denture, whereas an acrylic denture would have to be remade to accommodate any additional teeth.

Because metal partials typically last longer than their acrylic counterparts, acrylic partial dentures are usually recommended as a transitional or temporary partial denture. However, acrylic partials are typically cheaper and easier to make than metal partials. Some patients also prefer acrylic partial dentures due to their flexibility, which allows them to feel more comfortable and cause less irritation when the denture wearer is chewing or speaking. Additionally, some patients may be allergic to metal and are unable to wear metal partials. If you’re not sure which type you think you’d prefer, don’t fret. Your Denturist at Bonnie Doon Denture Clinic will be able to determine the appropriate treatment plan and partial denture option that’s right for you.

The Benefits of Partial Dentures
Are you able to preserve some of your original teeth? Advantages to partial dentures include:

  • Protecting Other Teeth
    • By using partial dentures, you will take the pressure off the existing teeth in your mouth. With fewer teeth comes the increased likelihood of tooth wear and periodontal disease.
  • Preparation for Full Dentures
    • When you begin wearing your partial false teeth, you will begin to develop a certain level of muscle control. In doing so, you will be preparing your mouth for complete dentures in the future should you lose your other natural teeth.
  • Improved Speech
    • Your upper front teeth are absolutely essential for creating certain sounds for speech, particularly the letters “V” and “F.” If you don’t have teeth in those spots, your speech will be significantly affected. However, using partial false teeth is a viable solution for that issue.

Partial Dentures Customized for Your Mouth

When we design a partial denture, the Denturist acknowledges that chewing places a strain on the remaining teeth during eating. Partial dentures are designed with this in mind, so that the chewing forces can be distributed evenly over the entire remaining teeth and soft tissues. At Bonnie Doon Denture Clinic, we have partial denture treatment options available to suit your needs. Don’t let loose partial dentures ever become a problem for you. Get partial dentures in Edmonton that have been customized for your mouth —contact us today to schedule a free denture consultation.

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Bonnie Doon Denture Clinic

203 Bonnie Doon Mall

82 Avenue, 83 Street

Edmonton, AB T6C 4E3

Service Area

Edmonton – Sherwood Park – Leduc – St. Albert






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Tuesday 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Wednesday 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

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