Partial Dentures: What Are They, Types and Uses

Partial Dentures What Are They Types And Uses Balog DDS Monroe Michigan

Partial dentures can replace a few missing teeth but not an entire set of upper or lower teeth. To get partial dentures, you should have some healthy teeth remaining in your mouth’s upper and lower sections. We’ll give you the information you need to know about partial dentists. Knowledge is power and we are here to provide some.

Partial Dentures: What Are They?

A partial denture is a removable device that replicates the functionality of one or more missing teeth. Partial dentures can fill in gaps that result when multiple teeth are extracted, but they may also be used to support existing crowns and bridges in your mouth.

Partial dentures aren’t usually intended for around-the-clock wear. Most dentists will recommend removing them at night and cleaning them. According to a 2017 research review, cleaning partial dentures not only keeps them clean, but it also reduces the risk of developing cavities in nearby healthy teeth because you can brush around them properly.

The Types

If you are in need of partial dentures, it must first be determined which type is the best option for you and your situation. From removable to fixed, our experienced dentist will thoroughly exam your case to help decide what you need. Everyone’s needs are different, here are some options:

Removable Partial Dentures:

  • Cast Metal Framework Removable Partial Dentures
  • Acrylic Clasp Removable Partial Dentures 
  • Flexible Partial Denture 

Fixed Partial Dentures:

  • Fixed Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Fixed Bridge  

The Uses of Partial Dentures

People who benefit from partial dentures are often those who have lost many teeth on either the top or bottom row. Here are some factors that may have contributed to the tooth loss:

  • injury
  • removal of teeth or extraction
  • decay
  • genetics

Whatever the reason, it’s important that your remaining teeth stay healthy. A dentist will construct the partial dentures, considering your remaining teeth. If these teeth are not healthy, a dentist may recommend extracting your teeth and utilizing full dentures instead.


If you’re looking in need of partial dentures, our experienced dentist is here for you. If you have any questions at all, schedule an appointment with us for more information. We can’t wait to help you get the smile you’ve been hoping for!