A Removable Partial Denture is a type of denture for those patients who desire a tooth replacement for functional or aesthetic purposes. It is carried out when the patient is unable or is incompatible with other types of denture such as a fixed partial denture, due to the lack of a tooth to provide as a support
for Bridges. The term ‘Removable Partial Denture’ is given in the light that these dentures can be removed and reinserted whenever required by the patient. It is also more economical and comfortable in day-day activities of a person.
It is attached to the gum coloured plastic bases or natural gums. These structures are connected by using a suitable metal framework. It is designed for your individual needs by a Dentist. Devices known as precision attachments are used to attach the denture to your natural teeth. It has a metal clasp or framework that is attached to the teeth and gives a more appealing and natural look compared to the conventional metal clasps, making it more suitable for your aesthetic needs. It is more expensive than traditional metal clasps but more dependable and comfortable. You need to consult a dentist to discuss the perfect type of denture that suits your oral health. You may notice mild bulkiness and may be uncomfortable in the initial weak of fixing a removable partial denture. But this is only a temporary uneasiness and shall improve with time. It is also observed that removable partial denture is helpful in patients who are unable to cope up with the dentures due to irritation etc. as it can be removed and reinserted easily with no professional help. However, these dentures should not be subjected to extreme force or pressure and should be handled with care to avoid unnecessary complications.
The duration of use of these dentures is according to the patient needs. Although it is observed that the longer you use these dentures in a day, the more it seems to be effective. Irregular use may take a longer time of recovery. One must also understand the conditions in which these dentures are to be used. It needs to be kept in a moist environment to avoid losing its shape and quality. Adjustments are necessary with time and gradual changes to the dentures are made by your dentist according to the improvement of teeth. Hence, removable dentures will be the wise choice provided for you to use them regularly and manage them with care in daily life.
We, at the Adarsh Dental Clinic, provide Removable partial dentures according to the latest medical technology and advances available. Our dental team of specialised doctors are at your service for better oral health practices. To book an appointment with us, call now at +91-44-24612461
Authored By Dr. Vinamra Dhariwal - Dentist, Chennai