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Partial Dentures for Back Teeth

Tempe, AZ

Partial dentures are a fantastic solution for patients who are missing multiple back teeth. There are all sorts of benefits to partial dentures for back teeth, ranging from the comparably low cost to superior comfort and improved oral health. With partial dentures for your back teeth, you will be able to eat, drink, talk and smile without reservation. Let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about this oral health solution.

How many partial dentures are required for each arch?

One partial denture is necessary for each arch. It does not matter how many back teeth you are missing. As long as you are not missing all of your teeth, a single partial denture will suffice for each arch.

Q. How many partial dentures are required for each arch?

A. One partial denture is necessary for each arch. It does not matter how many back teeth you are missing. As long as you are not missing all of your teeth, a single partial denture will suffice for each arch.

Q. Are removable partial dentures for back teeth stable?

A. Yes. You can replace several back teeth with a partial denture in full confidence. It will remain firmly in place. Though some claim dental-implant restored teeth are more stable, you cannot beat the economics of partial dentures. This is the most affordable option for replacing multiple back teeth.

Q. Will I be able to smile and eat with confidence once my partial dentures are in place?

A. Yes. You will smile widely and eat without reservation once this natural-looking customized partial denture is in place. It really is the perfect solution for multiple missing back teeth. Your partial denture makes it extremely easy to chew food of all varieties.

Q. Will partial dentures for multiple back teeth improve my speech?

A. Absolutely. Those who are missing several back teeth often struggle to speak with precision. Partial dentures make speech easier and clearer.

Q. Will the addition of partial dentures for missing back teeth alter my appearance?

A. Partial dentures often provide much-needed support for the cheeks and lips. This added support prevents the face from sagging. You read that right. With partial dentures, you might even end up looking younger.

Q. Are partial dentures for back teeth the same as bridges?

A. No. These are two different oral health solutions. A partial denture replaces back teeth with a removable solution. This is why partial dentures are known as "removable." Bridges replace missing teeth with something permanent that one cannot easily remove. Bridges often require reducing the size of adjacent teeth for crowns.

The same is not true of partial dentures for missing back teeth. Partial dentures are ideal when there are not enough teeth available for a bridge. Precision partial dentures have internal attachments instead of clasps that connect to adjacent teeth.

Q. Will other teeth move once the partial denture is placed?

A. No. This is one of the many advantages of partial dentures for back teeth. The partial denture fills the spaces of missing teeth and also stops other teeth from moving.

Q. Will the partial denture affect the look of my gums and other teeth?

A. No. The acrylic base upon which, we affix the replacement teeth will resemble the color of your gums.

Q. Are crowns or caps necessary?

A. Your oral health professional might recommend crowns or caps on surrounding teeth to enhance the manner in which the partial denture fits within your unique mouth. Thus, we will review your oral health condition and determine the most effective solution.

Q. Will the partial denture feel odd?

A. You might feel a bit uncomfortable placing the partial dentures in your mouth. However, once you get used to putting them in and taking them out, you won't mind them one bit. Just be sure to avoid forcing your partial denture into your mouth by biting down. Applying such force has the potential to break or bend the clasps or even damaging teeth. When in doubt, speak with your dentist.

Q. Will I have to wear my partial dentures for back teeth 24 hours a day?

A. No. In fact, patients are advised to take out their partial dentures at some point during the day and/or night. Many dentists recommend taking out partial dentures for back teeth before sleeping. You can put the partial dentures back in place upon waking.

Q. Are adjustments necessary?

A. Most patients attend follow-up appointments. These appointments address any sore spots, pressure points and possible adjustments for the perfect fit.

Q. Can I eat the same foods after adding partial dentures for back teeth?

A. Dentists advise starting out with soft foods. Cut them into fairly small pieces so you can get used to eating with your partial dentures in place. Chew on each side of your mouth to maintain even pressure. Avoid especially hard and sticky foods.

Q. Does this oral health solution require special care?

A. Partial dentures for back teeth require a daily cleaning. Remove the denture, rinse off any leftover food particles, wet the brush and place the denture cleaner on it. Use a special denture-cleaning brush to gently scrub the surface. Avoid toothpaste for cleaning as it has abrasive particles that can cause damage to the base. Rinse the denture following the use of the cleanser.

If you live in the Tempe area, call (480) 864-3683 to schedule your dental exam so that you can remain in good health or receive treatment for a current condition.

Definition of Cosmetic Dentistry Terminology


An allograft is a graft of tissue from a donor within the same species as the patient that is not a genetic relative.


An autograft is a graft of tissue from one portion of an individual’s body to another.

Cap Splint

A cap splint is a plastic or metallic device that professionals may use to treat mandible or maxillary fractures and cover crowns of teeth.

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that increases the extent of a tooth structure for restorative or esthetic purposes.

Dentin Hypersensitivity

Dentin hypersensitivity is when the enamel wears down on the tooth enough that the dentin faces exposure and will cause great levels of pain when a person applies pressure to the tooth or drinks hot/cold beverages.

Alveolar Ridge

The alveolar ridge is the bony ridge for one of the jaw ridges located on the roof of the mouth or on the bottom of the mouth.


Bleachorexia is when people continue to abuse teeth whitening solutions without consulting professionals, causing significant damage to their enamel and gums in the process.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.

Dental Crown

A crown is an artificial tooth, usually consisting of porcelain, which covers the top of the implant to provide people with an aesthetically pleasing and fully-functional tooth.


A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.

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We are committed to providing quality healthcare to families located in the Tempe area and treat patients of all ages. We provide comprehensive solutions for our patients’ oral health needs. Believing in the importance of listening to our patients, we take the time to truly understand each person’s needs, goals, and lifestyle. By understanding our patients’ objectives we can provide solutions that will improve their health while transforming their smile into something bright and beautiful. Desert Breeze Dentistry is located at 1720 East Warner Road #5, Tempe, AZ. We are currently accepting new patients, and you can schedule an appointment by calling 480-345-7413.

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