Are you dealing with mild or severe tooth loss? We create affordable and natural-looking partial dentures that help you have a confident smile. A partial denture fills in spaces caused by missing teeth enabling you to chew, smile and talk naturally with self-assurance.
How Does A Partial Denture Work?
A removable partial denture is a metal framework imbedded in an acrylic base with artificial teeth attached to the proper spaces to replace missing teeth. The framework will also have clasps around certain teeth that provide retention and stability of the partial denture when it is being worn in the mouth.
Inserting and removing a partial denture requires practice. At first you might feel odd before getting accustomed to it. Avoid forcing the partial denture into its position by shutting your mouth and biting it into place. This could bend the clasps and damage your teeth. It’s recommended to visit their dentist if the new denture is causing discomfort. A reliable dentist will typically follow up on your condition to check for sore spots and pressure points. They can adjust the denture so that it fits properly.
How Should Partial Dentures Be Maintained?
It’s essential for one to take care of their partial dentures.
- Clean the partial denture. A patient should take out the denture and rinse off any food particles.
- Gently brush the denture’s surface. It is recommended that a natural bristle brush be used.
- Avoid using toothpaste to clean your partial denture. Some brands are very abrasive which can damage the acrylic base. Some manufacturers formulate denture paste that will clean the acrylic base safely.
- Hold the partial denture over a sink that is a quarter full with water when brushing and cleaning the partial. If you drop it, the water will cushion the fall and the denture might not be damaged or broken.
- Periodically soak your partial denture in a denture cleaning solution. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Only use a cleaner that I has an American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. It assures users of the product’s effectiveness and safety.
- Rinse the partial denture with water after using a cleaning solution. They are primarily a product that contains bleach which could cause problems if they come in contact with the tissues in your mouth.
- Brush your teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue, and roof of your mouth, twice daily using a conventional fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to brush the teeth on which clasps are placed. They are more prone to decay.
Your partial denture may need adjustment over time. Contact us whenever you have a concern about you partial’s condition or fit.