Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are removable denture devices that are designed to provide a replacement to missing teeth in the mouth.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are removable denture devices that are designed to provide a replacement to missing teeth in the mouth. These types of dentures are different from complete dentures in that only a small portion of the mouth is filled by the device and, with complete dentures, all of the teeth and simulated tissue is placed throughout the entire mouth.

The partial dental devices are typically connected to the teeth through the means of a metal frame and clasps. In some instances, specially-designed natural-looking connectors may be used. Then, there are instances in which precision attachments are used that attach directly to the natural teeth that are still within the mouth. Many prefer the latter because of the fact that they are more aesthetically appealing.

What to Expect with Partial Dentures

In the beginning, you may find that it takes a bit of practice to grow accustomed to the process of placing and removing the dentures. Additionally, the partial dentures may feel unnatural and awkward.

By the time you obtain the device, it should fit in your mouth with ease; if not, do not force the dental product in place. Simply contact us.

In most instances, there will be times designated when you should or should not wear your partial dentures; however, in the beginning, you will likely be advised to wear the devices at all times.

Not only does this help you to adjust to the device, it also helps the dental professional determine if any adjustments are required. When the partial dentures are originally placed, you should only consume foods that are soft.

As time progresses, you will be able to eat foods that have more texture and girth. Finally, you may discover it is difficult to pronounce certain words, but, as time progresses, your speech will improve.

Care and Maintenance

When you get partial dentures, you will be required to purchase a special type of cleaner that is designed – specifically – for those dentures. During cleaning, take special care to ensure that you do not drop the device.

You should avoid using household cleansing agents to clean the debris from your partial dentures, as these are highly abrasive. Additionally, after cleaning your dentures, they should always be kept moist as this helps to maintain their shape and appearance.

Improve the Functionality of Your Teeth and Improve Your Smile

If you are missing teeth and are ready to get back the functionality of your mouth and improve the appearance of your smile, contact us here at American Dental at LaGrange to set up an appointment.

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