Partial dentures, also known as removable partial dentures, are custom-made dental prosthetics designed to replace one or more missing teeth. Unlike complete dentures, which replace all teeth in the upper or lower jaw, partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Keeping healthy natural teeth where possible is essential to your overall oral health. These prosthetic devices consist of artificial teeth attached to a base that closely matches the color of your gums, providing a natural appearance.
Choosing the Right Partial Dentures
Selecting the appropriate type of partial dentures is crucial for ensuring optimal comfort and functionality. Your denturist will evaluate your specific needs and oral condition to recommend the most suitable option. Here are the types of partial dentures that we offer:
Acrylic Partial Dentures: Made from acrylic resin, these lightweight dentures provide a more affordable option without compromising on aesthetics. Usually a temporary option, used white you get an implant or crown.
Cast Chrome/Cobalt Partial Dentures: Metal partials are more hygienic than acrylic partials.
Metal partials offer superior strength. Cobalt/chrome partials are lighter than acrylic partials but bulkier than titanium partials. Relieves tipping strain on your natural teeth. Can be secured with implants.
Titanium Partial Denture: Titanium partials are the most lightweight and durable of our options. They leave no metal taste in your mouth. Will not get hot or cold with the food you eat Non-allergenic materials make this the best option for those who have allergies. Can be secured with implants
Caring for Your Partial Dentures
Proper maintenance is essential for prolonging the lifespan of your partial dentures and preserving oral health. Follow these care tips to keep your dentures clean and comfortable:
- Brush Daily: Gently brush your partial dentures with a soft-bristled brush and mild soap or to remove food particles and plaque.
- Soak in Denture Cleaner: Soak for 20 minutes in denture cleaner, we recommend Renew Professional Denture Cleanser.
- Handle with Care: Avoid bending or dropping your dentures, as they may become damaged or misaligned. Keep in a denture cup (not a tissue) when not using to keep safe from pets and accidentally tossing in the garbage.
- Clean water bath: Keep your dentures in a clean water bath when not wearing, to prevent them from drying out and maintain their shape.
Adjusting to Partial Dentures
Wearing partial dentures for the first time may feel strange initially, but with patience and practice, you can adapt comfortably. Here are some tips to help you adjust:
- Start Slowly: Begin by wearing your dentures for short periods, gradually increasing the duration as you become accustomed to them.
- Practice Speaking: Practice speaking aloud to improve pronunciation and build confidence with your new dentures.
- Address Discomfort: While it will take time to become accustomed to your new denture, if you experience soreness or irritation, consult your denturist for adjustments to ensure a proper fit.
Conclusion: Enhance Your Smile with Confidence
In conclusion, partial dentures offer a versatile and effective solution for restoring your smile and oral function. Remember to schedule regular checkups with your denturist to monitor the condition of your dentures and address any concerns promptly. With proper care and attention, partial dentures can provide years of comfort and satisfaction, allowing you to embrace life with a radiant smile. Contact us today for more information about partial dentures!