It is important to replace missing teeth to prevent remaining teeth from shifting positions. If you have several teeth missing in the upper or lower jaw, a partial denture could be the best solution.
A removable partial denture is both functional and aesthetic. The partial denture fills in the gaps where the teeth are missing, thus completing your smile. It also helps you chew food properly.
The partial denture attaches to your natural teeth with either metal clasps or precision attachments. Precision attachments are less noticeable than the metal clasps. However, partial dentures with precision attachments may be more expensive than those with metal clasps.
When you first begin wearing the partial denture, it may feel awkward to you or cause some discomfort. In time, your mouth will become accustomed to wearing this device. Inserting and removing the partial denture will likely take some practice, too. If the partial denture doesn’t fit into place with relative ease, let your dentist know. Some adjustment of the device may be required.
Care of Dental Prosthetics
Cleaning full or partial dentures requires special caution. Because these prosthetics can break if dropped, handle them with care during the cleaning process. It’s best to hold the devices over a folded towel or a sink filled with water in case you accidentally drop them.
First, rinse the full or partial denture to remove any loose food particles. Then, use a brush specifically designed for dentures along with denture cleaner to keep the dentures from becoming permanently stained. (A regular soft-bristled toothbrush is also acceptable.) Brush gently to avoid damaging the denture.
Some people prefer to wash their dentures with hand soap or a mild dishwashing detergent. This is alright; however, avoid using abrasive cleansers that might damage the prosthetic devices.
Please ask our Dallas Denture specialists about additional care of your full or partial denture, and visit us regularly for checkups – this will maintain the longevity of the prosthesis that you have. Book my appointment