At Smiles And More, we really do understand how even losing just one tooth can affect you. When you become one of our patients, we consider your needs and work with you to alleviate any concerns you may have about getting dentures. We create your new partial denture to look as natural as possible, helping you get back to life as usual.
Our Principal Clinical Dental Technician, Mr Gary Moore GDC Registration Number 118911, prides himself on his passion and skill to help individuals understand the available denture solutions and establish which one is best suited to their needs. Gary will aim to make your denture as natural and true to life as possible,
What are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are used to fill in any gaps left by missing teeth. They are mainly constructed from plastic, a mixture of plastic and light alloy metal or flexible materials . Partial dentures are securely attached to your remaining teeth with metal clasps or flexible tooth coloured clasps.
How Do You Get Partial Dentures?
The first thing to do is visit a dentist . As partial dentures are fitted along side your natural teeth, it is required to have an ongoing prescription/treatment plan arranged with a dentist before having your dentures made. We are able to recommend qualified dentists to help put together a treatment plan for you or alternatively please ask your dentist. If you do not have a dentist, we can refer you to one locally, please call for details . Once you have your prescription/treatment plan, you can then come to Smiles And More for a consultation where we will discuss with you all of your options moving forward.
Are Partial Dentures Comfortable to Wear?
Most patients get used to partial dentures within a few weeks. No more missing teeth, allowing you to speak and eat normally again. Your gums may change shape over time requiring new dentures to fit the new shape as your mouth adjusts to using dentures. If this occurs you will need to visit our clinical dental technician in order to get your partial dentures adjusted correctly.
Wearing Your Partial Denture
Just like complete dentures you will need to remove and brush your denture every day to remove any plaque, food debris and to help to prevent the build-up of stains. Be careful when you clean your partial dentures in order to avoid damaging the base or clasps.
Light Alloy Metal Chrome Cobalt Partial Dentures
These are cast metal dentures generally considered to be the more permanent partial denture, unlike plastic partial dentures they are clipped to the natural teeth with clasps and most importantly incorporate rests on the teeth. The clasps hold the denture firm and the rests help to stop any damaging up and down movement.
Chrome Cobalt partial dentures are far superior to plastic partial dentures because they are much thinner and the gums stay healthier because the biting force is shared between the gums and the remaining teeth. In certain designs we are able to have an open palate allowing taste and hot and cold detection to be improved when compared to plastic dentures.
Clasps and Partial Dentures
As mentioned previously certain cases require the denture to be held in with clasps but there is an alternative to metal clasps. We are able to construct a tooth coloured resin to act as a clasp. Having the benefit of being tooth coloured but also this has a springy and soft texture.
Smiles And More are always happy to offer advice and recommendations for your partial denture needs , so please feel free to call us now to see how we can help get you on the right track to getting your new partial dentures.