Dr. Scott R. Adishian may replace missing teeth using a partial denture in Pasadena, California. A removable partial denture (shown above) gains support both from the remaining natural dentition and from the oral tissues adjacent to the teeth. They have the advantage of being a cost effective way to replace a number of missing teeth. The flange of the prosthesis (made of a pink resin) aesthetically replaces the tissue lost following years of resorption.

Removable partial dentures are many times used as an interim prosthesis during the time required for bone to attach to dental implants prior to their use in the placement of a fixed bridge. They may be made of a combination of metal and resin or may be made completely from resin.

A removable partial denture is usually made up of replacement teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base. A metal framework, which is attached to the denture, is sometimes used to hold the denture in place.

Unfortunately, the use of a removable partial denture does not stop the continued loss of bone that always occurs following the loss of the teeth.

We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.