Dr. Castle, Dr. McGee, Dr. Ferro, and Dr. Tran may recommend a dental partial if you are missing several teeth or need to have multiple teeth extracted. Dental partials can provide a secure restoration without removing too much of your natural smile.
It is possible to lose multiple teeth to tooth decay, trauma, periodontal disease, or extraction. However, our dentists will only replace the teeth that can no longer serve their function. Even a few missing teeth can impair your smile and cause the cheeks to sag, which is why it is important to seek tooth replacement options. Dental partials are highly popular when replacing many, but not all, of your teeth.
Dental partials are a smaller version of traditional dentures: they are comprised of synthetic teeth but do not cover the full dental arch. The replacement teeth are attached to an acrylic base that is the same color as your natural gums. The acrylic base may include a metal framework for additional stability, and may have a clasp that attaches to the surrounding natural teeth. Dental partials can be fixed or removable, depending on your needs and preferences. If they are removable, our dentists will provide instructions on how to care for and maintain the partial.
If you are interested in receiving a custom dental partial, contact Oak Park Dental at a337-478-3232 to schedule your appointment.