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Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures

Like a bridge, partial dentures rest on surrounding teeth to fill in the gaps where one or more teeth are missing. But unlike a bridge, partial dentures are fully removable by the wearer. Partials are affordable alternatives to other types of dental prosthetics and are custom-made to blend in with each patient’s natural teeth. It takes a little time to adapt to new partials, but many people find that they reclaim much of their original function and aesthetics with partial dentures in place.

Did you know?

Partial dentures require gentle care and frequent cleaning. Once you get your new partial dentures, you’ll need to:

  • Keep them moist at all times by soaking them in a denture solution when not in use
  • Gently brush your dentures daily using a soft-bristled tooth brush
  • Be careful not to drop your partial dentures, as they may break
  • Avoid exposing your partial to hot temperatures that could cause warping

Common Symptoms

Partial dentures are a solution for various dental issues, including:

  • Gaps in your smile due to missing teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or speaking
  • Changes in facial appearance

Why Partial Dentures are Needed

Partial dentures are essential because they:

  • Replace missing teeth, restoring your smile’s aesthetics
  • Improve your ability to chew and speak
  • Prevent adjacent teeth from shifting
  • Enhance your overall oral health

Treatment Process

A person holding Partial Dentures in their hand

Our experienced team at Fedorciw, Massoumi & Kolbig follows a precise approach to provide you with effective partial dentures:

  1. Consultation: We assess your oral health and discuss your goals and preferences.
  2. Impressions: We take precise impressions of your mouth to create custom-fitted partial dentures.
  3. Fitting: Once your partial dentures are ready, we ensure they fit comfortably and securely.
  4. Adjustments: We make any necessary adjustments for optimal comfort and functionality.


To maintain the longevity of your partial dentures, follow these preventive tips:

  • Clean them regularly with a denture brush
  • Remove and rinse them after eating
  • Handle them with care to avoid damage
  • Keep them in a denture-safe solution when not in use


Partial dentures can significantly enhance your smile’s appearance and functionality. With proper care and regular check-ups, they can provide long-term benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for partial dentures?

You may be a candidate for partial dentures if you have one or more missing teeth, and the space they once filled is surrounded by other teeth or permanent restorations. To find out more about whether partial dentures are right for you, schedule a consultation with your dentist.

What should I expect when being fit for partial dentures?

If you decide to get a partial denture, you’ll need to visit your dentist to have metal clasps attached to your surrounding teeth and an impression made of the area your partial will fill. The impression will be sent to a dental lab, where a technician will fabricate a custom denture that includes a gum-colored base that will fit securely over your gums. A metal framework will be used to attach your new partial to the clasps on your natural teeth to ensure a secure fit.

Will I need to follow any special oral health instructions after receiving my partials?

Yes. Good oral health is still important – even if you have a few missing teeth. In addition to caring for your new dental prosthetic, you’ll also need to brush your gums and tongue twice daily to stimulate circulation and remove bacteria that could cause gum disease. Continue seeing your dentist twice yearly for exams and cleanings, and be sure to bring your partial dentures along to each visit. After a few years, you may find that your partial needs to be rebased to better fit the changes to the bone structure in your mouth.

Restore Your Smile with Us

Don’t let missing teeth affect your confidence and oral health. Contact the team at Fedorciw, Massoumi & Kolbig at 860-635-4666 to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a complete, beautiful smile