When an implant or bridge is not a practical option, a removal partial denture (partial) may be indicated. A partial relies on the support of the combination of your remaining teeth and gum tissue, however, unlike the implant and bridge option, you remove this daily to clean. For most patients an upper partial is easier to wear than a lower partial. There is generally more food impaction with partials when compared to the fixed prosthetic options (implants and bridges).
The fit and finish of a partial is the key to success. We take great care to ensure the partial is comfortable and done properly. There are several procedural appointments that check the progress of your partial. You are shown the prototype prior to its completion at all times—you are in control!