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Removable Partial Dentures, aka Flipper Dentures

Partial DenturesWhen it comes to replacing a missing tooth, several factors determine what treatment option will be best for each individual.

Sometimes a patient is missing just a single tooth (or very few teeth) and aren’t ready for dental implants or dentures. Sometimes the gums and underlying bone are too weak to support an implant, or need time to heal before it’s placed. And, unfortunately, sometimes insurance and financing options are limiting factors.

In cases such as these, the best option is often a removable partial denture, often called a “flipper” denture, or referred to as a removable bridge.

Created in much the same way as a retainer used after orthodontic treatment, a removable partial uses an acrylic plastic mold of your mouth, fitted with a wire framework that clasps to teeth for a sturdy fit. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the partial in the exact position of your missing tooth, and it’s all done!

Removable partial dentures are designed to be used normally for eating, so you shouldn’t notice any discomfort or slipping, although soft foods are recommended until you become more accustomed to the feel. One distinct advantage of a partial denture is that it is easily removable for convenient cleaning.

We understand the embarrassment that can come from missing teeth, so please contact us for a consultation to determine what treatment is best for you!

About Dr. Jayson A. Chalmers

Jayson Chalmers was raised in Placerville, CA and graduated from El Dorado High School. He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley. He went on to receive his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco. After practicing as an associate dentist in Napa, CA, Dr. Chalmers returned to Sacramento to be closer to friends and family. He began practicing in his current location in January 2005.   Knowing that patients want to have the best options and treatment available to them, Dr. Chalmers has completed many hours of advanced educational training in general, implant, orthodontic, and cosmetic dentistry. He continues to learn and incorporate many of the latest dental technologies in his practice. Through the use of intraoral cameras, digital x-rays and computer imaging he can immediately show and explain all treatment options to the patient.   Dr. Chalmers is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Sacramento District Dental Society, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and is involved in local dental study groups. Dr. Chalmers also is an active participant in Smiles for Kids, where free dental services are provided to local children in need.   Dr. Chalmers and his wife, Desirae, are the parents of Ella and Ava. They are an outgoing family and are very involved in the Arden-Arcade community. As a family, they enjoy tending to their chickens and organic garden, splashing around in the pool and traveling to beachside locations. Dr. Chalmers personal interests include camping and fishing and watching and playing most sports.

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