Partial Dentures Specialist

Evergreen Denture Center

Denturist located in Vancouver, WA

If you have healthy, natural teeth remaining after tooth loss, partial dentures are an effective way to restore the beauty and function of your smile. At Evergreen Denture Center in Vancouver, Washington, the practice provides customized solutions to partial tooth loss. Led by experienced denturist Vadim Zalyashko, LD, the team specializes in high-quality, personalized denture care. To speak with the team about restoring your smile, book an appointment by phone, or you can request one online today.

Partial Dentures Q & A

What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures are custom-made prosthetics designed to restore function and appearance to your smile. Partial dentures consist of a gum-colored base fitted with artificial teeth. Many partial dentures have metal clasps (similar to a retainer) that connect to surrounding teeth for support. 

Partial dentures can readily be removed for easy cleaning and maintenance. Partial dentures help maintain gum and bone structures that can deteriorate as a result of missing teeth. Evergreen Denture Center offers several innovative options for your partial dentures, including:

Resin partials

Resin-based partials are made from a durable, bio-compatible (meaning there’s no risk of allergic reaction) material. Resin-based partials are preferred for their comfort, strength, and ability to mimic the color of your natural gum tissue. Resin partials are also resistant to stains and odors. 

Cast-metal partials 

A cast-metal partial is an acrylic-based denture that uses metal clasps that attach to surrounding teeth. Typically, the surrounding teeth are modified and fitted with a crown to increase the stability of the supporting tooth and partial denture. Cast-metal partials are stronger and more retentive than conventional acrylic dentures. 

Valplast® flexible partials

Valplast flexible partials are durable, resin-based dentures that help restore a natural appearance to your smile. Valplast flexible partials are designed to blend in with your natural gum tissue, making the device virtually invisible. The flexible material makes Valplast partials very comfortable and easy to operate. 

How are partial dentures made?

Partial dentures are custom-made from impressions of your smile. Your denture specialist uses your impressions to design a prosthetic that is unique to the shape, color, and alignment of your teeth. Evergreen Denture Center is equipped with an on-site lab for the convenient and efficient production of your partial. After your custom denture is made, your specialist places it in your mouth and makes necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable, secure fit. 

How do I care for my partial denture?

There are a few best practices you can follow to get the most out of your denture. These include:

  • Using a denture cleaner not toothpaste
  • Cleaning your dentures daily
  • Removing food debris daily
  • Scheduling regular dentist visits

Just like your natural teeth, dentures must be cleaned regularly to prevent complications to your oral health. When cared for properly, partial dentures offer a reliable, long-term solution to missing teeth. 

To find out which partial denture is right for you, call the office or request an appointment online today.