Removable Appliances

Removable partial dentures can be a good option for replacing multiple teeth all at the same time with minimal impact on the other teeth in the arch.

However, patients are less satisfied with removable appliances due to comfort, maintenance and function concerns. For this reason, this is the last option we recommend. And in certain cases we warn strongly against this option.

Despite their disadvantages, we recognize the partial denture can be a useful solution to patients missing multiple teeth.

 Removable partial dentures need to be removed after meals and so food debris can be rinsed off denture and out of mouth.  Otherwise food can become trapped between the denture and supporting teeth, possibly causing cavities.

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