Partial Dentures Replace missing teeth, but not very well.
A partial denture sits over the gums with a metal frame work that provides minor stability. The partial denture lacks a secure connection and without tooth roots to stimulate the bone the jawbone in that area will begin to shrink. The partial denture will then move and shift because the shape of the jawbone is changed causing the fitted denture to loosen. Over time this movement will irritate the surrounding gums causing pain and discomfort. Furthermore, the partial denture must be taken out at night. Patients do not like the bulky plastic in their mouth. Dental implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth.