Giving You A Full Smile With Partial Dentures
Just like a dental bridge, partial dentures are set in place where missing teeth are at in order to fill the gap. The difference between a bridge and a partial is that a partial is removable by the user while a bridge isn’t. In addition, one of the pros of this alternative dental prosthetic is that they are affordable and are made uniquely for each smile case!
How do partial dentures work?
Partial dentures have replacement teeth that are attached to an acrylic or metal base that match the color of your gums. In most cases, these partial dentures clasp in the base in order to attach itself unto your gums, making it an easy process to remove them as you sleep or to clean them.
In order to make things more comfortable our smile restoration dentists may recommend placing a dental crown on the partial denture in order to make the dental prosthetic fit better.
What Can You Expect Once You Recieve A Partial Denture in Dallas, Texas?
Like any dental prosthetic, it will take some time to get used to your new removable partial denture. For the first couple of weeks the partial may feel a little tight in your mouth, but no worries as this is your body adapting to the prosthetic.
We recommend to not bite down on the partial denture in order to fix it in place as doing so may break or chip your teeeth. Our prosthodontist will show you how to correctly place and take out your partial denture.
A rule of thumb we recommend is to take out your denture as you sleep. Our dentist will make follow up appointments to examine any sore spots you may have and make the changes needed in order to make it more comfortable. You shouldn't wear your dentures for the full 24 hours in a day.
How Will My Speech and Eating be Affected?
Replacing any missing teeth makes eating much easier, but it does take time.
- Eating soft, cut up foods help in the beginning as you get used to your new prosthetic
- In order to keep the same amount of pressure everywhere, we recommend chewing on both sides
- Try not to eat any sticky or hard foods
Speaking may be difficult if you have missing teeth, replacing teeth makes the task easier but it does take practice in order to start speaking clearly.
How To Take Care of Your New Partial Dentures
- When not using your denture, soak them in a denture solution
- Use a toothbrush to gently brush them
- Use proper precaution to not drop them as they may break
- Don’t leave your dentures exposed to hot temperatures
- Be sure to bring your partial dentures to every dental visit
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How Long Will My Partial Dentures Last?
Just like natural teeth, partial dentures wear and stain. Adjustments while wearing them is essential as your mouth is changing constantly. It is important to note to always inform your dentist of any discomfort you experience while wearing partial dentures, no matter how minor it is. That being said, the American Dental Association recommends changing your partial dentures every 5-7 years in order to not risk losing aesthetics or comfortability.
How much do partial Dentures Cost?
Oddly enough, partial dentures and full dentures have similar costs. The average cost for partial dentures are $1,800.
Are you looking to work with Dallas’ best prosthodontist? Call Dallas Dental Arts for a consultation or visit us at 2100 Ross Ave Suite 960, Dallas, TX 75201