Your Partial Denture options Explained
Are Partial Dentures Right For Me?
Whether it’s due to tooth decay, infection, or injury, there are many reasons that patients may choose a partial denture to replace missing teeth. If you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, keep reading to learn more about partial dentures and your tooth restoration options.
What Are Partial Dentures?
A partial denture is a dental appliance for replacing lost or removed teeth that can be made permanent or removable. A partial denture can be used only if there are healthy surrounding teeth where it can be attached as opposed to a full denture. A removable partial denture typically has fake tooth crowns connected to a faux gum-colored base attached to your natural teeth with metal anchor clips.
It is vital that patients wear their partial dentures every day to maintain the nearby teeth’ condition and position, to avoid shifting into the spaces from missing teeth, and ensure they will fit over time. You will also need to clean it every day and wear it to bed nightly.
Things to Know About Partial Dentures
Many patients find it challenging to speak clearly when you are adjusting to the way your partial denture feels. It takes some time to become accustomed to your new partial denture’s feel.
Initially, it can be hard to chew and eat with your partial denture in place. Until you get used to eating foods with your partial in place, you should avoid eating hard or sticky foods. You should also avoid chewing gum while wearing your denture.
As you age, your mouth and jaw shape naturally changes, affecting the fit of any denture so over time, adjusting the denture is likely. Dr. Giraldo can adjust your dentures that do not fit properly as your bone and gum ridges shrink and recede.
Taking Care of Partial Dentures
Partial dentures can be quickly placed and removed in your mouth and can be easily removed for daily or after meal cleaning. You should rinse after every meal and also clean your denture once a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste. It’s imperative not to use teeth whiteners or products like bleach on your partial denture, which can damage the denture’s appearance. Your partial denture should be kept in a cup of tap water or cleaning solution so that it does not dry out whenever you are not wearing it.
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Why Choose Brilliant Smiles of Hollywood for Your Partial Dentures
We know our patients have many options for teeth replacement and partial dentures in the Hollywood, FL area, which is why our team is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of dental care in a welcoming, safe, comfortable, and healthy atmosphere. We are here to serve your partial dentures needs every step of the way without judgment or shame you for having less than perfect teeth. Your visit will be a comfortable and positive experience, and we look forward to helping you avoid dental problems, enjoy an amazing natural smile, and the lifelong benefits of good oral health.
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