PARTIAL DENTURES

Partial Dentures in Victoria, Sidney and Surrounding Areas

A removable partial denture can replace one or more missing teeth. It is designed specifically to meet the needs of the patient. Aesthetic appearance and speech is restored along with the ability to eat confidently and efficiently. A partial denture can also help to preserve the natural placement of your existing teeth; if one or more teeth are lost, the neighbouring teeth can shift into the open space (see video below).

Teeth Shifting Due to Missing Tooth

Depending on the teeth remaining in your oral cavity, partial dentures may be completely tooth supported, tissue/tooth supported, and/or implant/tissue supported. Partial dentures can be constructed out of a combination of metal and acrylic, or solely out of acrylic. Metal partials are considered stronger structurally, thinner, and more hygienic than an acrylic partial. Acrylic partials are usually recommended as a transitional or temporary partial.


The design process involved in creating a removable partial denture is specific to each patient’s needs. Your denturist will determine the appropriate treatment plan and the appropriate partial for you.

Caring for Your Partial Dentures

  • Clean your dentures every day. Plaque and tartar can build up on false teeth, just like they do on natural teeth.
  • Brush dentures twice daily with a denture brush and liquid soap. Do not brush dentures with toothpaste! It is very abrasive and can damage your denture.
  • Soak dentures once daily for 20 minutes (or overnight) in the special cleaner for false teeth provided to you by your denturist, or in a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water.

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