Acrylic Partial Dentures in Gretna, LA

partial dentures | Dentist Gretna LAAt NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry, Dr. Russell Schafer gives patients back great smiles. Often, a patient needs their smile restored due to a missing tooth, and an acrylic partial denture can be the best way to do it for many people. Dr. Schafer loves making acrylic partial dentures for his patients in Gretna, LA, as this type of prosthetic can be fabricated quickly, look natural, and be cost-effective for many people.

All of our dentures are custom made by expert USA dental technicians so that your teeth feel good and look great. We do not use cheap foreign labs or low-quality denture materials, and Dr. Schafer takes much pride in helping his patients look their best and feel their best. The acrylic partial denture is preferred by many patients because it can be both an excellent temporary option or a good long-term option depending on a person's needs.

When do you recommend an acrylic partial denture?

A partial acrylic denture can be used both long-term, and as a short-term option to replace a tooth that has been injured, decayed, or even knocked out (avulsed).

As a long-term solution, we use an acrylic partial denture for replacing one or multiple adjacent missing teeth. This can provide the function and aesthetics that were lost when your teeth were compromised.  

A partial acrylic denture can also be an ideal appliance to help in emergencies, where a tooth has suffered trauma and can't be saved or was knocked out due to an injury or accident. We can make the appliance quickly in emergencies, so it can be designed to replace the missing tooth right away. A quick turn around ensures that patients don't have embarrassing gaps between their teeth to endure while they are waiting for a more permanent solution.

What types of acrylic dentures does Dr. Schafer utilize?

Immediate Acrylic Partial Dentures

If a tooth in the smile has to be removed due to infection or trauma, a replacement is usually placed that same day. With an acrylic partial denture, Dr. Schafer can remove the bad tooth and replace it with an acrylic partial denture the same day in our Gretna, LA dental office. This is wonderful for many people who cannot leave with an awkward smile. As the mouth heals, the prosthetic can be easily modified to fit the gums and other teeth better.

Conventional Acrylic Partial Dentures

Dr. Schafer also fabricates conventional acrylic partial dentures in our New Orleans area dental practice. These dentures use a sturdy acrylic frame that fits around the natural teeth and gums and uses wires to connect to one or two natural teeth to give it support and retention. By judicious use of the frame and wires, Dr. Schafer achieves a strong, tight fit that makes both wearing the partial and chewing with the partial more comfortable.

How should I care for my acrylic partial denture?

You can easily remove an acrylic partial denture for cleaning every night before you go to bed. It is a good idea to use a soft bristle toothbrush to eliminate food particles that may be left from meals. Brush with water or cleaning solution, as toothpaste may be too abrasive and could damage your appliance.

Soaking your acrylic partial denture in water or a denture cleaning solution overnight is recommended, so your appliance doesn't lose its shape. Be sure to thoroughly rinse your appliance with water before placing it back in your mouth in the morning.

It is also a good idea to keep your appliance in a protective case or soaking solution when it's not in your mouth and out of the reach of your pets as they may be attracted to the denture and use it as a chew toy.

Dr. Schafer is happy to answer questions and provide recommendations on denture cleaning products to help you make the most of your acrylic partial denture and ensure its longevity.

How long will an acrylic partial denture last?

If you are keeping your acrylic partial denture long-term, with a consistent cleaning routine and regular checkups with Dr. Schafer, it can potentially last for seven to ten years.

We utilize a temporary appliance until the patient is ready for a more long-term solution like a dental implant or bridge.

What should I do if my acrylic partial denture breaks?

Contact your team at NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry right away if you experience any problems, or if your acrylic partial denture breaks. Don't try to glue your appliance or repair it on your own, as over-the-counter glue products are not safe for use in your mouth. You may also cause further damage to your appliance by trying to fix it on your own.

Dr. Schafer and his team work closely with top dental laboratories that can provide repairs quickly. We will be sure to have you smiling again as soon as possible with a quick appliance repair.

How much does an acrylic partial denture coast?

The cost of your acrylic partial denture is as unique as you are! Since appliances differ with each case and every patient's specific needs, Dr. Schafer will discuss the cost of your acrylic partial denture with you before your treatment.

If you have dental insurance, your benefits often defray a portion of the cost of an acrylic partial denture. Our friendly and knowledgable treatment coordinator is happy to help determine what your dental insurance may cover for your appliance.

At NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry, we are also happy to offer a variety of dental financing options that can help you break the cost of your treatment into affordable payments that comfortably fit into your monthly budget.

How do I know any acrylic partial denture is right for me?

Dr. Schafer specializes in making all types of dentures for his patients. If you are seeking a long-term option, a consultation with your New Orleans dentist is a great place to start. Dr. Schafer is happy to discuss your concerns and goals for your smile with you, and review all of your treatment options to determine if an acrylic partial denture is right for your needs.

If you are involved in an accident or sustaining trauma or an injury that is compromising your tooth, Dr. Schafer may recommend an acrylic partial denture as an ideal short-term option to restore your smile as your mouth heals and you prepare for a more permanent treatment solution.

Contact Our Gretna Dental Office

If you need to have teeth replaced and feel that an acrylic partial denture makes the most sense for you, please call our Gretna dental office at 504-392-5104 so that we can help you out. We welcome denture patients from the entire NOLA area!