Partial dentures are another option when not all of your teeth need to be removed. This is similar to a bridge, but it is not a permanent fixture in your mouth.
Your partial dentures may take some time to get used to. The flesh colored base of the partial denture is placed over your gums. Some people say that it feels bulky or that they don’t have enough room for their tongue. Other times the partial denture might feel loose. These feelings will affect the way you eat and talk for a little while. Over time, your mouth becomes trained to eat and speak with your partial dentures and they begin to feel more and more like your natural teeth. They may never feel perfectly comfortable, but it is much better than the alternative of not having teeth.
Even though partial dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them to remove plaque and food particles after removing your partial dentures. After they have been removed you should place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Never use hot water because it could warp the partial denture material. Your partial dentures are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling them so you don’t drop them. Also, never try to adjust your partial dentures yourself. You could ruin them, so you should always seek assistance from your dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.
We use a specialized partial denture material that has reduced the time frame of patients getting use to them. The material is smooth and flexible which is more appealing to the tongue. Very rarely do they need adjustment after they are put in their mouth. A very important advantage is that if these fall on the floor they will not break. Also, they look better because the “hooks” that go around the teeth are not visible. Our patients love these partials!
Call us now at 732-246-4443 to see if you are a candidate for these amazing partial dentures!