If issues like gum disease, tooth decay, or an oral injury have resulted in the loss of one or more of your teeth, partial dentures are a cost-effective, non-invasive way to reclaim your smile. With partial dentures, you’ll be able to eat, speak, and smile normally again without empty spaces in your mouth. You don’t need to suffer from missing teeth. Call us today to learn more about how partial dentures can restore your smile and your confidence.
There are many different kinds of partial dentures to meet the varying needs of patients, but despite their differences in style and appearance, they all serve the same purpose. Partial dentures attach to your remaining healthy teeth using metal or acrylic clips, holding false teeth in place and filling in the gaps where your missing tooth used to be. Partial dentures are a cost-effective, non-invasive alternative to other treatments like dental bridges and dental implants.
After any preparatory extractions have healed, we will take impressions of your mouth and gums, and use these images to work with a third-party lab and create your custom denture. At your next appointment, you’ll be able to try on your partial denture to see how it feels. If necessary, we’ll refine your denture even further and make adjustments to its fit, color, finish, and shape. The entire process usually takes 3 appointments over a period of 1-2 months, and at the end of your treatment, you’ll have a complete, beautiful smile.
Are Partial Dentures Right For Me?
Partial dentures are a short-term solution used to restore your smile after tooth loss and preserve it until you can get a more permanent replacement like a bridge or dental implant. However, some patients opt to keep partial dentures for a longer period of time, since they are a simple and affordable solution for missing teeth. During your consultation at My Dental Club, we’ll assess your smile and your dental health to help you determine if a partial denture is right for you, or if an alternative treatment may be better for your needs.
What To Expect
How does it fit and feel?
- In the beginning, your new partial denture may feel awkward or bulky. This is normal, and you will eventually become accustomed to wearing it.
- Inserting and removing the partial denture will require some practice.
- Follow all instructions given by your dentist. Your denture should fit into place with relative ease. Never force the partial denture into position by biting down. This could bend or break the clasps.
- Your dentist will give you specific instructions about how to wear and remove.
- Initially, you may be asked to wear your partial denture all the time. Although this may be uncomfortable at first, it’s the quickest way to identify areas that may need adjustment.
- If the denture puts too much pressure on a particular area, that spot will become sore. Your dentist will adjust the partial denture to fit more comfortably. After making adjustments, your dentist will probably recommend that you take the partial denture out of your mouth before going to bed and replace it in the morning.
- Eating should become a more pleasant experience with dentures. Start out by eating soft foods that are cut into small pieces. Chew on both sides of the mouth to keep even pressure on both sides. Avoid foods that are extremely sticky or hard. You may want to avoid chewing gum during the adjustment period.
- Partial denture can also help improve your speech. If you find it difficult to pronounce certain words, practice reading out loud. Repeat the words that give you trouble. With time, you will become accustomed to speaking properly with your partial denture.
What To Expect
Caring for your dentures
- Your dentist can recommend a denture cleaner. Look for denture cleansers with the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.
- When cleaning a partial denture, it’s a good idea to stand over a folded towel or a sink of water just in case you accidentally drop the denture.
- Do not use toothpaste since it can be too harsh for cleaning dentures.
- Some people use hand soap or mild dishwashing liquid to clean their dentures, which are both acceptable. However, most household cleaners are too abrasive and should not be used for cleaning dentures.
- Brush the denture each day to remove food deposits and plaque. The helps the denture from becoming permanently stained.
- It’s best to use a brush that is designed for cleaning dentures because it has bristles that are arranged to fit the shape of the denture. A regular, soft-bristled toothbrush is also acceptable.
- Avoid using a brush with hard bristles, which can damage the denture.
- Clean your dentures by thoroughly rinsing off loose food particles. Moisten the brush and apply the denture cleaner. Brush all denture surfaces gently to avoid damaging the plastic or bending the attachments.
- A denture could lose its proper shape if it is not kept moist. At night, the denture should be placed in soaking solution or water. Your dentist can recommend the proper method for keeping your dentures in good shape.
- Don’t chew, swallow, or gargle with denture cleansers.
- Always thoroughly rinse the denture before placing it in your mouth.”
The process of “immediate dentures.” If you choose this method of tooth replacement, you’ll come to My Dental Club for one or more appointments before extracting your teeth to have a set of temporary dentures made to fit your mouth.
Then, once we do extractions at your next appointment, your dentist places a set of dentures over your gums immediately. Immediate dentures allow you to maintain your appearance, and they also cover up the extraction sites, which can help promote better healing and reduce bleeding after tooth extraction.
However, the fit of a set of immediate dentures is usually not perfect. Since they made the denture prior to extractions. In addition, it’s common for your gums to change in size and shape after tooth extraction. This means you’ll usually need to come back to My Dental Club to have a permanent set of dentures fitted once your gums heal from the extraction process.
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