Partial dentures are removable appliances made from a combination of metal and acrylic resin teeth to replace missing teeth. At The Dentists LLC, this appliance is anchored by clasps that attach to the adjacent natural teeth, holding the dentures in place. They are crafted to match your natural smile's color, shape, size, and texture for a seamless appearance.
Patients often choose partial dentures because they are less expensive than bridges or implants and do not require surgery like dental implants. However, they need to be removed every night for cleaning. Over time, the appliance may need to be adjusted as the shape of your jaw changes or the surrounding teeth shift. Missing teeth can cause patients to have trouble speaking and eating properly. They may also experience discomfort and embarrassment because of gaps in their teeth. When you choose a partial denture, patients can regain their ability to speak clearly and eat their favorite foods again.
Who Should Get a Partial Denture?
A partial denture is a removable appliance to replace a few missing teeth. They are often recommended to patients missing several teeth but still have healthy, remaining solid teeth. They allow you to chew, speak properly, and eat a balanced, healthy diet again. They also prevent your natural teeth from shifting out of place. A partial denture comprises replacement teeth attached to gum-colored acrylic to form your smile line. Since they are removable, you can control when and why you wear them. Sometimes, your dentist will recommend a partial denture if you cannot wear a bridge.
The Benefits of a Partial Denture
Partial dentures are designed to fill in the gaps in your smile and prevent other teeth from shifting positions. These custom-fitted restorations are built from several materials, including metal or plastic. They are attached to the surrounding teeth using small metal clasps that wrap around them for a secure hold. The partial denture is held in place by a pink base that mimics the natural gums.
Caring for your partial denture is similar to caring for your natural teeth and gums. Brushing the denture at least twice daily is essential to remove plaque buildup. Removing any existing bacteria in the mouth helps to prevent the development of infections. When the denture is not in use, it is essential to keep it moist to prevent it from becoming misshapen. This can be done by soaking it in water or a unique cleaning solution when not in use. Visiting the dentist regularly for cleanings and examinations is also essential to ensure the restoration is not damaged or needs any repairs.
If you want to learn more about partial dentures and have further questions about how they work, visit The Dentists LLC at 870 Palisade Avenue, Suite 301A, Teaneck, NJ 07666, or call (201) 836-2720.