If you are missing numerous teeth in different areas of your mouth, then partial dentures may be the solution for you.
Partial dentures are one of our most versatile dental prosthetics. They are made from acrylic, a flexible acrylic or with a metal base plate with teeth attached. Depending on the material of choice, we may use your natural teeth for anchorage through the use of metal clasps, holding it securely in place in your mouth.
Partial dentures are great because they can fill the gap of one tooth, or many. And you can have them made for your upper and lower jaw.
These types of dentures are often used as a temporary solution to missing teeth whilst a more definitive and comfortable treatment is provided. Or, if you are happy with your partial denture, there’s nothing to say you can’t use it for life.
To put it simply, if you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth, then a partial denture may be a suitable treatment for you. In dentistry, we never take a one size fits all approach, so we will assess your teeth/mouth and situation, discuss all the treatments options so you can decide which solution will best meet your needs.
Just like our natural teeth, it is very important to care about our dentures oral hygiene. This means cleaning them daily (and there is specific denture cleaner you can buy from your regular shops). Our mouths are a haven for bacteria, and wearing dentures can increase this further (if not cleaned effectively), leading to potential problems such as gum disease and tooth decay on your remaining teeth (with an increased chance of further tooth loss).
When cleaning your denture you need to be very careful to not drop them, as they can easily chip or even break. We recommend placing them on a soft towel when cleaning them. Your gums will need time away from the denture to breath, and this is why it is not recommended to wear them when sleeping. To avoid them from drying out and breaking overnight, they need to be kept in water.
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