Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are removable dental appliances designed to replace missing teeth. They consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base that rests on the natural gums and is supported by neighboring teeth or dental implants.

There are two main types of partial dentures: cast metal partial dentures and flexible partial dentures. Cast metal partials use a metal framework for support, which provides strength and durability. On the other hand, flexible partials use a more lightweight material that offers better flexibility and comfort.

The Process of Getting Partial Dentures

Here's an overview of what you can expect during the process:


The first step is to schedule a consultation with our dentist. During this appointment, our dentist will examine your teeth and gums, take X-rays if necessary, and discuss your treatment options.


If you decide to proceed with partial dentures, the next step is to take impressions of your mouth. This involves using a putty-like material to create molds of your teeth and gums. These impressions serve as the foundation for creating custom-made dentures that fit comfortably in your mouth.

Design and Fabrication

Once the impressions are made, they are sent to a dental laboratory where skilled technicians will design and fabricate your partial dentures. This process typically takes several weeks as each set of dentures is individually crafted to meet your specific needs.

Fitting and Adjustments

When the final denture is ready, you'll return to our dental office for a fitting appointment. The dentist will ensure the partials fit snugly against any remaining natural teeth or implants while also providing optimal support for surrounding tissues.

Follow-Up Care

After receiving your new partial dentures, it's important to visit our dentist regularly for check-ups and adjustments if needed. Good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing twice daily with a soft toothbrush and cleaning underneath the prosthetic device, are essential for maintaining healthy gums.

The Advantages of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures offer several advantages for those who are missing some of their natural teeth. 


Partial dentures provide a cost-effective solution for replacing multiple missing teeth. Dental implants can be quite expensive, but partial dentures offer a more affordable alternative.

Easy to Maintain 

Additionally, partial dentures are removable, making them easy to clean and maintain. Unlike fixed dental bridges that require special cleaning techniques, partial dentures can be taken out and cleaned easily.

Restore Chewing Function 

Another advantage of partial dentures is their ability to restore proper chewing function. Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew certain foods properly, leading to digestive issues. By filling in the gaps in their smiles with partial dentures, patients can regain their ability to chew and enjoy a wider variety of foods.

Prevent Further Tooth Loss 

Wearing partial dentures helps prevent further tooth loss by providing support and stability to the remaining natural teeth. They also help maintain the alignment of surrounding teeth and prevent them from shifting into the empty spaces left by missing teeth.

Improve Self-Confidence 

Getting fitted with new partial dentures often improves self-confidence and overall appearance. The prosthetic devices fill in the gaps created by missing teeth and give patients a complete smile again.

Ready for a radiant smile? Contact Keven P. Arnold Dentistry for exceptional dental services by calling (630) 443-4545 or visiting our office at 2020 Dean Street, Suite C, St. Charles, IL 60174. Your journey to optimal dental health starts here!

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