Partial dentures are one of the available options for replacing partially missing teeth. Depending on your exact case will determine the type of partial denture that is most suitable for you.
Why Would I Need a Partial Denture?
If you have had an accident which has resulted in multiple teeth being lost or overtime your teeth have fallen out (often seen in gum disease cases), then a partial denture may be the answer for you.
How Do Partial Dentures Work?
We will take an impression of your mouth to make a study model of your teeth. These study models are then used at a dental laboratory to create your new denture. How the partial dentures stay in place will be dependent on your exact case. This can be through the use of precision attachment clasps that use the adjacent remaining teeth to help fix your new teeth in place. Another method is by doing a fixed partial denture bridge which again utilises the adjacent teeth to hold the denture in place. The difference with this method is that the adjacent teeth need to be prepared slightly (shaven) to allow for dental crowns to be fitted on top.
Our dentures can also be made in a variety of different materials and which option suits you best will be dependent on your exact case. To find out which options are the most suitable for you, please do not hesitate to call us and book your dental assessment.
Looking After Your Partial Denture
Just like your natural teeth, it is just as important to ensure you practice a good oral hygiene habit with your false teeth. Bacteria will still build up on fake teeth and if not cleaned correctly then it could potentially damage your new teeth. We always advise patients on the best after care when it comes to dentures and we can recommend various cleaning products to help ensure they last as long as possible.
Getting Used To Your Dentures
In the early stages it will feel a bit strange wen you first wear your dentures. This is because they are a foreign body and will take some getting used to. The more you wear them, the quicker they will feel like a natural part of your body. You may need an initial adjustment which is normal with dentures, if so, please do not hesitate to call us and we will be able to assist you. We do recommend that during the night time you don't wear your dentures, and this is so your mouths can have a bit of a rest - please store your dentures in a glass of water so they are kept moist (so they don't dry out).
For any denture related questions or to explore your options, please do not hesitate to call us and book your dental assessment today.