Partial dentures are a restoration solution for those who are missing a section of teeth in their mouth. The partial denture will fill the gap in your smile, improving your confidence and making it easier to chew and talk. Dentures will also support your lips and cheeks so that your face won’t sag.
Partial dentures are artificial teeth that are fixed onto a gum-colored acrylic base. They often contain a metal framework, but this is concealed by the acrylic base, so it looks as natural as possible. Partial dentures usually include a clasp that affixes to your natural teeth to hold the denture in place.
When you first receive your partial denture, it may feel strange or too tight. But this sensation should only last a few days, until your mouth gets used to the denture. However, it the discomfort continues, you should schedule a follow-up appointment with your dentist so he or she can make the proper adjustments. It’s not recommended that you wear your denture 24 hours a day. It’s usually advised that you remove your denture at night and wear it during the day.
Just as it’s important to care for your natural teeth, it’s important to care for your denture. Below are a few tips to best care for your denture:
If you have a dental emergency please call Dr. Chatterley at 303-791-6700. If you have a medical emergency please dial 911.
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