A partial denture is a custom-made removable replacement for one or more missing teeth. A partial is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps and can be removed for cleaning or when sleeping.
There are many types of partials, including cast metal, flexible, and nylon. Cast metal partials are quite strong and resilient, but because they are made from metal, they are not as comfortable as flexible partials. Flexible partials, meanwhile, are more comfortable than either cast metal or nylon partials, but they must be replaced more often.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are removable dental appliances that replace multiple missing teeth. They are designed to fit comfortably in your mouth and attach to your natural teeth with metal clasps.
Since partial dentures are removable, they are also easy to clean.
Partial dentures are among the most convenient options for replacing one or more missing teeth. Here are some of the reasons why you should choose partial dentures over other options:
- Partial dentures are more affordable compared to other options.
- Unlike dental implants, partial dentures do not require any surgery.
- Partial dentures are removable, so you can take them out and put them back on whenever you want.
Partial Denture Placement Procedure
Once we’ve decided that partial dentures are the best solution for your smile, we’ll begin the preparation process. In many cases, we will need to reshape the teeth in order for the partial denture to fit properly.
We’ll take impressions of your teeth and then send them to a dental lab where the partial denture will be carefully crafted. This process can take several weeks. Once your partial denture is ready, you’ll need to return for your final fitting.
Caring for Partial Dentures
Caring for partials is very similar to caring for a full set of dentures. You should brush your partial twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush. You should also soak your partial denture overnight in water or denture solution. This will remove food debris and bacteria and help maintain your partial’s shape. You should rinse your partial in water before placing it back into your mouth. This will remove debris and bacteria that may become trapped between the denture and your gums.
You should also brush your gums and tongue with a soft-bristled toothbrush every morning when you wake up and every night before you go to bed. This will remove plaque buildup on your gums and tongue and keep your mouth healthy.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Allisonville Dental Centre, call (317) 547-5766 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit us at 2811 E 46th St, Indianapolis 46205.