Why get custom partials?

Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases. A partial denture may have a metal framework and clasps that connect to your teeth, or they can have other connectors that are more natural looking. In some cases, a removable partial denture is made to attach to your natural teeth with devices called precision attachments.

When you lose a tooth, your nearby teeth will often tilt or shift into the empty space. The teeth in your other jaw may also shift into the space. This can affect your bite and place more stress and wear on your teeth and jaws. You also may find it harder to clean teeth that have shifted, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Replacing missing teeth with a custom partial denture can help to avoid these affects.