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Partial Dentures

At Prosthodontic Dental Group, we want our patients to have a beautiful and functional smile. Patients who are missing more than one tooth have several options to consider when it comes to tooth replacement. When just a few teeth are missing, a partial denture can be the right solution for you.

What is a partial denture?

A partial denture is a removable appliance that attaches to the natural teeth and fills the gap created by several missing teeth. Much like a full denture, a partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth set in a pink acrylic base. Partial dentures can be attached to natural teeth in several ways, but the most conventional way uses metal clasps that grip your adjacent teeth. There is also another option, where the partial denture is fixed with precise attachments that are much less noticeable. In some cases, crowns may be needed to improve the fit of a removable partial denture.

Adjusting to a Partial Denture

For the first few weeks, your partial dental may feel bulky or awkward. This is completely normal. At first, it may also require some practice to insert and remove your partial denture. Your specialist will give you a list of instructions that allow you to put your denture in with relative ease. Be sure that you never force it into position as this could cause it to bend or break. We may ask you to keep your partial denture in all the time for the first few weeks. It may be uncomfortable at first, but it is the quickest and easiest way to tell if we need to make adjustments.

Certain words may be difficult to pronounce with your partial denture. Repeat the challenging words until you become accustomed to speaking properly with your appliance. Over time, a partial denture can improve your speech.

Eating should become a more enjoyable experience after you receive your partial denture. Again, there may be an adjustment period. Start with a soft diet and work from there. Be sure to avoid foods that are extremely sticky or hard.

Taking Care of a Partial Denture

Close up of partial dentures on a dental lab mold at dentist office in Sacramento, CA.When you clean your partial denture, exercise caution. One drop could cause your partial to chip, crack, or break. It is always a good idea to clean your partial over a sink full of water or a folded towel. Gently wash the appliance thoroughly to eliminate loose food particles. Be sure to brush with care to avoid damaging the plastic or bending the attachments.

A partial denture may warp or lose its shape if it is not kept moist. Before bed, place the denture in a cleaning solution or water. If your appliance has metal attachments, talk with our team to discuss the best way to avoid tarnishes.

If your partial denture no longer fits properly, do not attempt to adjust it. You can seriously damage your denture and your health if you attempt an at-home repair. A partial denture that is chipped, cracked, broken, or warped should be addressed by your specialist. In many cases, we may be able to fix your denture the same day as your appointment.

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