Partials provide an affordable and durable treatment option for missing permanent teeth. Custom partials can restore your smile and reduce the risk of potentially serious oral health problems. At Nassau Dental Spa in Franklin Square, New York, cosmetic and general dentist Nina Babayev, DDS, and the team use partial dentures to transform smiles and encourage optimal oral health. Call Nassau Dental Spa to book a partials consultation or request your appointment online today.
Partials, or partial dentures, are removable oral appliances that replace some of your teeth. Partials don’t replace all of the teeth in your upper or lower arch like complete dentures. Instead, they fill gaps in your smile caused by extractions, lost teeth, or oral trauma.
The Nassau Dental Spa team offers several types of partials:
Plastic partials are made from resins or polymers. They’re affordable and lightweight and do not have any metal.
Combination partials are made of titanium and resin and are tougher and longer-lasting than their plastic counterparts. They attach to small metal clasps that your Nassau Dental Spa provider bonds to your existing teeth.
The type of partials that will most benefit you depends on various factors, including your age, oral health, and the number of teeth missing. Usually, the Nassau Dental Spa team recommends metal and plastic combination partials, but every situation is different. After an exam and a discussion of your goals, the team makes personalized recommendations.
At Nassau Dental Spa, getting partials takes two visits several weeks apart.
Your provider reviews your oral health records, completes a dental exam, and takes a series of digital X-rays. They consider various factors, including the anatomy of your mouth, your cosmetic goals, how many of your teeth are remaining, and how they fit together.
Your dentist measures your jaw and takes molds of your teeth and jaw. They send the molds to a denture lab that creates a custom partial. When your partial is ready, you return to Nassau Dental Spa and try it on.
Your provider checks your bite and adjusts your denture to ensure a perfect fit. Then, they explain how to clean your partial and keep it in optimal condition.
Partials last five to seven years on average, but it’s possible to extend their use by taking good care of them. Your Nassau Dental Spa provider may recommend taking your partials out at night. If so, make sure to soak them in an approved denture solution so they don’t dry out or warp.
Call Nassau Dental Spa to request a partial consultation or make your appointment online today.
*Individual results may vary.