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Adam Spriggs DDS & Kate Dolin DDS

What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures are a type of dental prosthetic that replaces some of your missing teeth instead of all your teeth. Partial dentures may be removable, depending on the type your choose.

Removable Partial Dentures

If you choose partial removable dentures, your dentist in Durham, NC will ensure they are customized and fabricated for a tight fit. This type may require a framework with clasps that connect the denture to your existing teeth.

Your dentist will also recommend the most appropriate type of connector for your unique situation. In some cases, you may have crowns placed on the adjacent teeth for a more secure connection.

Implant-Retained Dentures

This type of denture is a longer-term solution where the prosthetic is anchored by an implant system that consists of a titanium post rooted in your jawbone. Using an implant ensures that your denture won't shift or move and can be cared for just like your natural teeth. You will clean them by brushing and flossing to remove debris that may irritate your gums and other tissues.

Your dentist will help you choose which type of dental prosthetic is best for the condition of your teeth and your smile goals. Don't hesitate to contact us in Durham, NC to arrange a consultation.

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