Partial Dentures: Restoring Confidence and Functionality

What Are Partial Dentures ?

Partial dentures, which are usually removable, are used to replace several teeth in the upper or lower jaw.

There is more to dentures than just aesthetic dentistry. They can also make it easier for the wearer to eat and speak. Furthermore, partial dentures aid in preventing the progressive movement of the remaining teeth in your mouth.


Why Is a Partial Denture Required?

Partial dentures may be helpful for you if you’ve lost many teeth on the top or bottom of your jaw. The reasons of tooth loss listed below include:

  • Decay or damage to extracted teeth

Whatever the reason, it’s important to take care of the teeth you still have. When you are creating a partial denture, your dentist will consider the rest. If these teeth are damaged, your dentist may recommend removing them and replacing them with dentures..


Types Of Partial Dentures

Individuals frequently have two options for partial dentures:

  • A denture clasp. This type of denture is held in place by small, imperceptible metal clasps that are attached to nearby teeth.
  • Overdentures are prostheses held in place by implants. If you have enough bone structure to support implants, this type of denture can be linked to them for a more secure, comfortable fit.

You may get the information you need from your dentist to select the partial denture that will suit you the best. Your dentist will do an examination to determine your dental health before recommending the best course of action because your present bone structure impacts whether partial dentures will suit you.


How Are Dentures Made?

It takes many weeks and many stages to make a denture. After your dentist or prosthodontist (a dentist who specializes in repairing and replacing teeth) has decided which type of braces is best for you, the main steps are:

  • Measure the distance and connection between your jaws by taking many impressions of your jaw.
  • Make a plastic model, resin cast, or other model that matches the dimensions of your last tooth. He will often “try on” this sample and evaluate the color, shape, and fit of the denture before making the final denture.
  • Create the final denture.
  • Any necessary modifications will be done.

How Do New Dentures Feel?

Your new dentures may be loose for a few weeks, so your tongue and cheek muscles can adjust to hold them in place and you get used to putting your dentures in and out. Due to the increased flow of saliva, you may experience pain and discomfort the first time you wear your dentures, but these problems will go away and your mouth will adjust.


Will Wearing Dentures Change My Appearance?

Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth as much as possible, so the difference should not be noticeable. In fact, wearing dentures may give you a younger, broader smile.


Will It Be Difficult to Eat With New Dentures?

Eating with new dentures may not be comfortable for some people for a few weeks, and it may take some getting used to. To get used to your new teeth, start with small portions of soft foods. Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth. As you get used to your new teeth, add more foods until you return to your normal diet. Be careful when handling hot or hard dishes, sharp bones, or shellfish. Also avoid hard or sticky foods. Also, you should not chew gum while wearing dentures. Avoid using toothpaste when wearing dentures.


Will Wearing Dentures change My Speaking ?

Some sentences may be difficult to pronounce after your dentures are in place. If so, practice pronouncing difficult words. With practice and patience, you will get used to speaking clearly while wearing your dentures.If your dentist makes a “clicking” sound when you speak, call your dentist. Sometimes dentures loosen when you smile, cough, or laugh. Correct your teeth with the correct biting and swallowing movements. If speech problems persist, see a prosthodontist or dentist.


Are Dentures Worn Round-the-Clock?

Your dentist will tell you how long your dentures will last and when they will be removed. For the first few days after getting your dentures, you should wear them, even when you sleep. This is the easiest way to identify a problem with your teeth, although it can be painful at first. Remove your dentures after changing them before going to bed. Thus, the saliva and tongue can continuously stimulate and clean the gum tissue. You can put your dentures back in your mouth in the morning.

Don't let missing teeth hold you back from smiling with confidence. With partial dentures from Dr. Kim Wagstaffe, you can regain the function and appearance of your natural smile. Schedule a consultation with our experienced team today and take the first step towards a brighter, healthier smile!