Partial Dentures

Partial dentures can do more than restore your smile. They can reignite your confidence, rehabilitate your oral health, and improve your quality of life. At Driggers & Baker Family Dentistry in West Columbia, Texas, the talented dentists use the highest-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology to make dentures that feel great, look amazing, and work perfectly. To learn more, book an appointment today by calling the office or using the convenient online scheduling tool.

Partial Dentures Q & A

What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures are minimally invasive; more affordable way to replace missing teeth, restoring the appearance and functionality of your smile. They’re designed particularly for your mouth so that they look just like your natural teeth and gums and fit comfortably and snugly.

Partial dentures today are much more comfortable and advanced than they used to be and are made from acrylic, and/or metal.

How do partial dentures work?

Partial dentures are an effective solution for individuals with one or more missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Acting as bridges, they fill the gaps by securely attaching to existing teeth using crowns. By providing a natural teeth sensation and enhanced stability, partial dentures ensure optimal positioning of remaining teeth. They offer a seamless blend with real teeth, while also maintaining a secure hold.

In certain cases, partial dentures are composed of cost-effective acrylic and metal-like framework dentures with wire clasps. These wire clasps securely fasten the dentures to remaining teeth. These alternatives serve as an affordable option for metal partial dentures.

Why should I get partial dentures?

Partial dentures improve the appearance of your smile, but they also keep your teeth, gums, and jawbone healthy. Partial dentures can:

Prevent your facial muscles around your mouth from sagging and caving in

Stimulate your jawbone, which helps it stay healthy

Make it easier to eat, chew, and speak

Help to improve your immune system

By providing your mouth with a strong and healthy alternative to missing teeth, dentures are incredibly beneficial to your oral and overall health.

How do partial dentures feel?

Partial dentures typically feel awkward or uncomfortable at first, with some patients saying that they feel loose or bulky in their mouth. This is because it takes a few weeks or months for the muscles in your mouth and jaw to acclimate and figure out how to best hold them in place.

During the period of acclimation, you might notice increased saliva flow, some temporary nausea, and mild soreness and irritation. Once your mouth gets used to working with the dentures, though, you’ll find that it’s easier to speak and chew, and that your mouth is overall more comfortable and functional.

If you’re interested in getting partial dentures, start the process by scheduling an appointment with the dental experts at Driggers & Baker Family Dentistry. You can call the office or use the easy online booking tool.


505 Dance Drive
West Columbia, TX 77486



Practicing Dentists

Monday: Dr. Riley

Tuesday: Dr. Driggers

Wednesday: Dr. Baker

Thursday: Dr. Riley

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed