What are dentures and partials?
If you’ve lost several teeth, you’ll need to have them replaced to be able to chew correctly. Dentists recommend using a partial for replacing a few missing teeth. Partials remain removable partial dentures that take the place of a few missing teeth. They look like teeth attached to a plastic base created to look like your gums. Partials connect to your existing teeth. Dentures are uniquely designed to replace all of your upper or lower teeth, or both if necessary. Dentures stay in place using suction or specially made oral adhesive.
Why do you need dentures and partials?
You’ll need some type of replacement teeth for several reasons. If you’ve had an accident or suffered from other types of tooth decay and tooth loss, you’ll need to have dentures or partials to eat correctly. Dentures and partials also keep your teeth in the proper position. If you wear a partial, you’ll be able to speak clearly, too.
What happens during the procedure for getting dentures and partials?
Your mouth needs to be prepared for getting your dentures. During this preparation, the dentists may need to extract teeth. You may also be given temporary dentures. Once your mouth has healed enough, your dentist makes a model from an impression of the mouth. The impression model is next sent off to the lab, and your dentures are made. Next, you’ll try on your new dentures and wear for a while to see if any adjustments are required.
What tips are there for getting new dentures or partials?
If you wear your new teeth often and work with the dentist, you’ll soon get used to using your new dentures. Be sure to clean your dentures and partials as recommended by the dentist, too. You may also want to stock up on healthy, soft foods, too.
Our dentists and office staff are waiting to help you get the partials and dentures to replace your lost teeth. Avenue Smile’s staff remains welcoming, and our prices are affordable. Please contact Avenue Smiles today for more information on partials and dentures.