Our dentist will typically recommend partial dentures if you have lost some teeth but still have healthy natural teeth remaining in your mouth. These custom-made oral appliances are designed to fill the gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth, restoring your smile and oral function and helping to preserve your remaining natural teeth. They also provide support for your cheeks and lips to prevent sagging in the facial contours and give you a healthier appearance.
A partial denture consists of replacement teeth set into an acrylic base and includes clasps or a thin framework that attaches to your remaining natural teeth to give you a more stable and secure fit for your denture. You may find that your denture feels awkward or uncomfortable to wear for a few weeks after you initially receive it, but it should become more comfortable to wear as your mouth adjusts. Our dentist will also be happy to make any needed adjustments.
Please make sure to follow all the instructions we provide on caring for and maintaining your denture. Do not attempt to force your denture into place by biting down, as this could bend or break the clasps and damage your teeth. Our dentist will check the condition and fit of your denture at each of your regular appointments to ensure that it continues to fit and function properly for you.
Give us a call today for more information about partial dentures and to schedule an appointment with our dentist!