If you are missing one or more teeth, partial dentures can restore your confidence and oral health. Dr. James Rink restores patients' smiles with custom partial dentures crafted at his practice serving the greater Charleston, SC, area. Our on-site laboratory makes the process of crafting and fitting dentures both faster and more personalized than the traditional method of using an off-site facility. We strive to provide our patients with dentures that look and feel completely natural. To learn more about partial dentures and how they can benefit you, please contact our office today.
Partial dentures differ from complete dentures because they are used to replace one or more missing teeth rather than an entire dental arch. Unlike dental bridges, traditional partial dentures are removable. Traditional partial dentures consist of artificial teeth attached to a plastic base with clasps that are supported by adjacent teeth. Implant-supported partial dentures are secured by titanium posts placed in the jaw, providing even greater stability.
Dr. Rink will conduct a careful consultation to determine your candidacy. If partial dentures are right for you, Dr. Rink will take impressions of your teeth and bite. We will craft your partial denture according to these impressions in order to achieve a precise fit. We use advanced technology in order to create dentures that provide patients with the fit, look, and functionality they deserve. Our on-site laboratory uses high-quality materials to craft our patients' dentures. Our custom dentures are designed to be a long-lasting solution, and a worthwhile investment. If any adjustments are necessary, we can promptly refine patients' dentures so that they can enjoy their newly revitalized smile as soon as possible.
Partial dentures can be a good option for patients who have lost one or more teeth, but may not want to invest in more expensive alternatives like dental bridges. They are often used as an alternative to bridges when nearby teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge. Unlike a bridge, which is permanently attached, traditional partial dentures can be removed before bedtime, for cleaning, or whenever is convenient for a patient's lifestyle. Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew and speak properly, while also impacting a patient's self-esteem. Partial dentures can restore your confidence in chewing, speaking, and smiling. It is important to keep in mind that missing teeth also affect your oral health. Misaligned teeth are more difficult to clean, which can heighten your risk for gum disease and cavities. The absence of teeth can also create jaw stress, which partial dentures prevent.
If you are considering partial dentures as a way to improve your smile and oral health, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Rink believes in patient education, and will take all the time needed to answer your questions and explain your options. If he determines that partial dentures are right for you, Dr. Rink will take every measure to ensure that your restoration provides a comfortable fit and beautiful appearance.