dental partialsShoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA

Partial dentures, known as partials, are a convenient way to replace missing teeth. A partial is a custom-made oral appliance with artificial teeth that replace your missing teeth. To keep the partial stable, the appliance attaches to your existing teeth.

It is important to replace missing teeth. Some patients believe that missing a few teeth is not a big deal, but that is not the case.

Missing teeth can cause a variety of issues including:

  • Decreased chewing functionality
  • Jaw joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Embarrassing smile
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Pain when biting or chewing
  • Misaligned or uneven bite
  • Crooked teeth

By replacing teeth that are missing, you can have your life back again and put an end to any symptoms you experience from an uneven bite. Teeth are designed to function in a particular manner but when just one tooth is missing, the mechanics our mouth changes, putting strain and stress on the remaining teeth. In turn, the face and jaw muscles become compromised, which may lead to pain or discomfort. A partial can help with this problem by providing these benefits:

Improved chewing functionality

When teeth are missing, it can greatly impact your ability to chew food properly. By replacing your missing teeth with a partial, you can enjoy food again, which means you are providing your body with the nutrients that it needs to thrive.


A partial replaces missing teeth, which means you no longer have to hide your smile. Partials can be made with or without metal, depending on the patients need and desires for a beautiful smile. Our non-metal partials blend in nicely with your natural teeth. No one will know that you are wearing one!


Partials are convenient because you can wear them day or night, plus, they can be easily removed for cleaning and hygiene purposes. Partials are easy to care for also. Since a partial can attach to your existing teeth, you do not have to worry about teeth falling out or feeling loose.

If you are interested in a partial as a remedy for your missing teeth, please contact us at Hoag and Dotsch. We welcome patients of Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, Washington.